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NADRAC members re-appointed.

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16 May 2005 094 /2005


Attorney -General Philip Ruddock has today announced re -appointment of four members to the National Alternative Dispute Resolut ion Advisory Council (NADRAC) ‐ the body responsible for providing expert advice o n ways of resolving

disputes without the need for a judicial decision .

The members being re -appointed are Mr Warwick Soden, Professor Tania Sourdin, Mr John Spender QC and Ms Lynn Stephen.

Mr Ruddock said each member had considerable expert ise and had al ready made a significant contribution to NADRAC’s work.

“I look forward to the continuing contributions of the re -appointed members to NADRAC’s valuable work on the development of high quality alternative dispute resolution services for all Australians” Mr Ruddock added.

Mr Soden is Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Court of Australia.

Prof Sourdin is Professor of Law and Dispute Resolution at La Trobe University and is a part -time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Mr Spe nder QC is a mediator in private practice and has practised extensively in commercial law and litigation , as well as having served as a member of Federal Parliament and an Australian Ambassador.

Ms Stephen is coordinator of the Community Mediation Service in Bu nbury, Western Australia and has extensive experience in family mediation.

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