Employer Demand for Mediation

Van Gramberg, Bernadine (2002) Employer Demand for Mediation. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


In 1999, the Howard Liberal-National Government sought to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to allow parties in dispute to seek private mediation as an alternative to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC). Despite its failure to secure the changes to the Act, there is evidence that some organisations are already utilising private mediation. This study examines the level of support and demand for private mediation amongst surveyed employers. It found that while the level of support of employers for private mediation is lower than the support for the AIRC, there is a groundswell of interest in a private dispute resolution system.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/172
DOI 10
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords employer demand; mediation; private mediation; Workplace Relations Act
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