The use of environmental dispute resolution (EDR) for settling disputes has been used extensively in the US and Canada for several decades. However, its use in Australia is still in the developmental stages and mediation has only been used in a few environmental disputes. This brief review provides some thoughts as to why the Australian EDR experience has followed a different path than that of other overseas countries, particularly the US.
"Environmental mediation in Australia: comparisons and contrasts with the US,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol2/iss4/2