This is the fourth most viewed Blog of the ADR Research Network – a personal favourite of mine! Associate Professor Becky Batagol writing at the end of 2013 to protest the defunding of NADRAC. A feisty, passionate Blog – which still applies today. Let’s all call for funding for ADRAC!!
Last Friday, the Australian government announced the abolition of NADRAC, the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Council. NADRAC’s functions will be absorbed into the federal Attorney-General’s Department.
Whichever way you look at it, the abolition of NADRAC just doesn’t make sense.
An account of the reasons is dutifully provided on the NADRAC homepage.
Following the Australian Government’s announcement on 8 November 2013 to abolish or rationalise a number of non-statutory bodies, the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council will close. The closure of this group is a whole-of-government decision that was taken to simplify and streamline the business of government.
NADRAC advises the Attorney-General and federal courts and tribunals on dispute resolution matters and also provides high quality dispute resolution information to the Australian public and dispute resolution community. One of NADRAC’s central roles is promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) within the Australian community.
From NADRAC’s own website we can see something…
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