ADRAC has delivered a substantial report on Australian conciliation. It uses thorough methodology to disclose important information about the practice and those who conduct it. Its recommendations on the identity and status of conciliators are invaluable in a context in which mediation has tended to be the favoured system of the two. Against the background of current thinking in cognate disciplines, however, its recommendations on conciliation's definition and conciliators' identity may be more than can be delivered. The author makes recommendations on what parts of the report might be cultivated and what might best be left fallow.
|Number of pages
|Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal
|Published - 2022