The complexities of 26,000 Land Rights Claims in NSW; the role of ADR

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The complexities of 26,000 Land Rights Claims in NSW; the role of ADR The relationship between Land Rights and Native Title is legally complex and the volume of Land Rights Claims is significant. ADR processes can dramatically decrease time delays, party costs and the uncertainty felt by parties in dispute. How can Land Claims and Native Title issues be tackled using ADR mechanisms? How can mediators, arbitrators and representatives assist? ADC welcomes three of Australia’s leading specialists in this field Helen Shurven, Stephen Wright and Tony McAvoy, SC who will be sharing their expertise in discussing key questions: • What is the relevance of ADR principles to disputes involving Aboriginal parties?

Speakers See over page for full biographies

Helen Shurven

Member, National Native Title Tribunal

• What mechanisms can be used to assist parties in agreement making? • How do we overcome government’s reliance on “consultation” with Aboriginal people by advocating for ADR practises? • In the post-determination world the focus turns to ATSI bodies corporate; what ADR expertise might they need to operate effectively? • How big is the need for Aboriginal mediators, conciliators and arbitrators? Stephen Wright

Date: Time: Where: Drinks: Cost:

Monday, 23 May 2016 5.45 for 6.00pm Australian Disputes Centre, L16, 1 Castlereagh St, Sydney 7.00 – 7.30pm ADC Alumni, students and young lawyers – $40 General – $50

For more information please contact us: Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia T +61 2 9239 0700 F +61 2 9223 7053 [email protected] www.disputescentre.com.au

Registrar, Aboriginal Land Rights Act

k o o B ow! N Call 02 9239 0700 or visit our website

Tony McAvoy Senior Counsel

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The complexities of 26,000 Land Rights Claims in NSW; the role of ADR Faculty

Helen Shurven

Stephen Wright

Tony McAvoy

Member, National Native Title Tribunal

Registrar – Aboriginal Land Rights Act

Senior Counsel

Helen Shurven is one of four Members of the National Native Title Tribunal, appointed by the Governor General of Australia. Helen is an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediation Standards and has conducted hundreds of hours of face to face and telephone mediation in native title matters. She has made over 300 arbitral decisions under the Native Title Act 1993.

Stephen Wright has held the office of Registrar since 2002. He is a graduate in politics and law from Macquarie University and before entering public service he worked for the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council prosecuting the cause of land rights under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. The Registrar has functions to mediate, conciliate and arbitrate disputes arising under the ALRA

For more information please contact us: Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia T +61 2 9239 0700 F +61 2 9223 7053 [email protected] www.disputescentre.com.au

Tony McAvoy is a Wiri man from the central Queensland area around Clermont. He is also a Kullilli person through his grandmother. Tony has practiced from Frederick Jordan Chambers in Martin Place Sydney since 2000. Although practicing from chambers in Sydney, Tony has a national practice with a large proportion of his work being in native title work. In 2010 Tony was awarded the Inaugural National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award by

then Attorney-General, the Honourable Robert McLelland. From 2011 to 2013, Tony held an appointment as an Acting Part-Time Commissioner on NSW Land and Environment Court. He has was appointed to the Federal Court native title mediators list in 2014. He was appointed as Senior Counsel for the State of New South Wales in September 2015.

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