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The latest issue of the Local Government Law Journal (Volume 21 Part 2) contains the following material:
Neighbour disputes: ADR opportunities for councils in NSW – Frances Richards
The Productivity Commission has recently recommended that councils have dispute management plans and employ alternative dispute resolution more extensively. This article examines opportunities for councils to increase the use of alternative dispute resolution for resolving neighbour disputes. The author researched the publicly available data on neighbour disputes, interviewed representatives of selected city and regional councils and researched the published literature on neighbour disputes and alternative dispute resolution. This article describes opportunities, benefits and constraints for local government in referring parties to neighbourhood disputes to alternative dispute resolution services; and best practice for local government in referring parties in dispute to alternative dispute resolution services.
- Australian Capital Territory – Hanna Jaireth
- South Australia – Paul Leadbeter
- Victoria – Lawrie Groom
- Western Australia – Ross Fletcher, Connor Fisher, Jess Hamdorf and Shona Shah
For the PDF version of the table of contents, click here: LGLJ Vol 21 No 2 Contents.