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Inquiry into Alternative Dispute Resolution
Terms of Reference
The following reference was made by the Legislative Assembly on 1 March 2007:
To the Law Reform Committee — for inquiry, consideration and report no later than 30 June 2008 on:
- the reach and use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, including Government established ADR schemes and restorative justice schemes, so as to improve access to justice and outcomes in civil and criminal court jurisdictions and to reduce the need, where possible, for contact with the court system, particularly in marginalised communities;
- whether a form of Government regulation of alternative dispute resolution providers is appropriate or feasible so as to ensure greater consistency and accountability for Victorians wishing to access alternative dispute resolution.
The reporting date was extended to 31 March 2009 by resolution of the Legislative Assembly on 26 June 2008.
The reporting date was further extended to 31 May 2009 by resolution of the Legislative Assembly on 31 March 2009.