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Happy New Year to all! IAMA has much to accomplish in 2014 and will continue to provide you with the best training and development opportunities.  The new IAMA Arbitration Rules will be officially launched at the 2014 Annual Conference. Feedback on the draft rules can be sent to us at

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will commence in March 2014 and applications are accepted until Monday 3rd February 2014.  The Course is designed to strengthen your understanding of the role of Arbitration and the process and legislative framework of commercial arbitration in Australia.  Online learning is available making the Course available to members from all states. 
We encourage all Associate Members of IAMA to take up accreditation in the ADR profession to advance you to full Member status of the Institute. Feel welcome to speak with your local chapter about what opportunities are available in the coming months. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Rowena McNally
National President

Suzanne Greenwood

Registration For The Professional Certificate In Arbitration Ends Next Month

The program is jointly offered with the University of Adelaide and is available to all members.  It is delivered through a combination of face to face workshops and online learning over one year. 

This qualification will be attractive to a diverse range of applicants who are interested in improving their knowledge and understanding of the legal principles, tools and techniques of arbitration.

Applications are accepted until Monday 3rd February 2014.  Details on how to apply and key dates are available online: 

The 2014 IAMA Annual Conference Update 

We are delighted to announce the Hon Len Roberts-Smith RFD QC, Chair of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce is confirmed as a speaker at the 2014 IAMA National Conference on the topic of “Restorative Engagement – Beyond the Horizon”.  

We look forward to seeing many members at the Conference, 2 – 4 May, in Canberra which will include a Gala Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery.  

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Your Feedback on DRAFT Arbitration Rules

The Final Issues For Consultation and DRAFT IAMA Arbitration Rules are available for you to download below or from our website.  We invite feedback from all members.  Please send your feedback to by 28 February 2014. 

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Final Issues For Consultation
DRAFT IAMA Arbitration Rules

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Court of Appeal Reversed Decision On BCIPA Payment Claims For Work Subject To Mining Leases 

It was previously decided in, Agripower Australia Ltd v J & D Rigging Pty Ltd & Ors, that work carried out on land subject to a mining lease was not "construction work" under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (QLD) (BCIPA).  

Adjudicators should be aware that last month the Queensland Court of Appeal has reversed that previous decision.  The Queensland Court of Appeal has re-opened the door for a subcontractor or a contractor to use the BCIPA to recover payment for works carried out on land subject to mining leases. 

For further reading on this decision, see J & D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd & Ors [2013] QCA 406

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ATO Dispute Management Plan 2013 - 2014

The Australian Taxation Office has launched its second Dispute Management Plan.  The focus is on disputes relating to debt including unfair preference claims. Members can review the Dispute Management Plan on their website.  
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Renew Your 2014 IAMA Membership Online

To renew you membership for the current year, please log into our website using your email and password.  If you are unable to access your account or require assistance, please contact us on 02 9241 1188 or email  
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Hearing Rooms Available At The Australian International Dispute Centre

Australian International Dispute Centre is available for IAMA Members to conduct their arbitrations, mediations, adjudicators, seminars and meetings.  The Dispute Centre is equipped with state of the art technology and soundproofing with custom built rooms configured to suit your purposes.  Fully air-conditioned with modern furnishings, the Centre's expansive picture windows draw in city view and plentiful natural light. Complimentary espresso, quality teas and refreshments are available upon arrival.  
Located at Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000.  Simply contact us on 02 9241 1188 or email and we will confirm your booking to rooms in the AIDC.   

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Registrations Are Now Open For PCM Course and Probity Course

Thank you to those who have expressed their interest in a number of our courses.  Registration for the following courses is now available: 

The IAMA Practitioner's Certificate In Mediation
The IAMA Probity Services Accreditation Course

To submit your interest in our courses and training please contact your local state chapter and we will be in touch once registration is open. 

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Expressions Of Interest For IAMA Certificate in Adjudication Course 

Our QLD Chapter is seeking expressions of interest to attend the IAMA Certificate in Adjudication Course early in 2014.

It is envisaged that the course will run in late February however this has not been confirmed.  This popular course is usually conducted later in the year however due to demand it may be held earlier. 

To register your interest in the course please contact our QLD Chapter office on 07 3220 2122 or email

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APRAG 10th Anniversary Conference Program 

The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG) will be held from 26-28 March 2014 in Melbourne.   The Conference will examine areas of potential growth for arbitration in the region, and will also provide an excellent networking opportunity for delegates.  

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Queensland Law Society Symposium 2014 Program 

The Queensland Law Society Symposium 2014 is on 21 - 22 March in Brisbane.  IAMA is a proud supporter of this premier professional development event for Queensland's legal community. 

IAMA members are encouraged to attend this event and will receive QLS member rates.  Early bird discounts are available until 21 February 2014. 

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Dubai International Arbitration Summit 2014

Kluwer Law is again presenting the 2nd Annual Dubai International Arbitration Summit on 25 February 2014 in Dubai.  This event will bring together practitioners, experts and leading authors from the field of Arbitration.  

Complimentary free passes are available for In-house and General Counsels please see below for details. 

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Welcome New Members & Practitioners

Maureen Fanning NSW
Adrian Jamieson NSW
Graeme Little SC NSW
Lisa Benneworth QLD
Tracey Stubbs QLD
Alison Shaw SA
Adjudicator - SA  
Jonathan Smith QLD
David Thyer VIC
IAMA Mediator  
Timothy Church ACT
John Atkin NSW
Jared Laughlin NSW
Ian Roberts SC NSW
Michael Samios NSW
Mark Porton QLD
Graham Smith QLD
Stephen Wettenhall QLD
Colleen Bradley SA
Stephen Porter TAS
Angela Jurjevic VIC
John Atkin NSW
Jared Laughlin NSW
Michael Samios NSW
Graham Smith QLD
Stephen Wettenhall QLD
Colleen Bradley SA
Kristy Hunter VIC
Mark Poole VIC
George Straulig VIC
Graeme Westaway VIC

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Events & Training

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WA Mediation Seminar 
When: Tuesday 11 February 
CPD: 3
Cost:  Free

The IAMA Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation Course 

When: 4 - 11 March
CPD: 30
Cost: $3,005 (early bird available now)
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When: 5 - 8 and 14 -15 March 
CPD: 30
Cost: $3,105
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The IAMA Probity Services Accreditation Course 

When: 17 - 20 March 
CPD: 20
Cost: $2,795 (early bird available now)
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WA Professional Development Session 
When: 19 March 5.15pm 
CPD: 1
Cost:  Free

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ADR Conferences & Events

Last updated: January 2014

Queensland Law Society Symposium 2014
When: 21 – 22 March 2014
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank
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ARAG 10th Anniversary Conference 2014
When: 26 - 28 March 2014
Where: Melbourne
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Dubai International Arbitration Summit 2014

When: 25 February 2014
Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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IAMA National Annual Conference 2014 
When: 2 - 4 May 2014
Where: National Convention Centre, Canberra

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IAMA National Office

Suzanne Greenwood

Membership Enquiries: 
Lisa Maltby
IAMA Membership Officer 
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Dispute Resolution Centre Bookings:
Melissa Mcdonald
IAMA DRC Officer
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Communications and Website: 
Sophia Jiang
IAMA Communications Officer
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IAMA State Chapter Offices

Delice Stewart
ACT Chapter Administrator
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Ros Hunter
NSW Chapter Administrator
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Alison Mahoney
QLD Chapter Administrator
P: 07 3220 2122


Cherysse Fancsali
Acting SA Chapter Administrator
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Isaac Inocencio 
VIC & TAS Chapter Administrator 
P: 03 8648 6578

Helen Goddard
WA & NT Chapter Administrator
P: 08 6278 2022


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