Peter Condliffe



The 5th National Mediation Conference, held at the Sheraton, Brisbane from 17-19 May, celebrated the many achievements of the ADR movement and looked to the future to examine the potential still before us. Div ided into fi ve st reams (fami ly, commercial, public issues, practice and theory, and cross cultural/native title) as well as sessions for discussion and sharing, the conference was designed to personally engage every delegate who attended. It was ‘bookended’ by ‘Learning Circles’. These were designed to enhance participation, build networks and reflect some of our values as mediators. Some of the most exper ienced and eminent practitioners from around Australia were there.