Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced the appointment of a new Chair to the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC).
NADRAC is an independent non-statutory body that provides policy advice to the Attorney-General on ways of resolving or managing disputes without the need for judicial determination.
“It’s with great pleasure I announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Gormly SC as NADRAC’s Chair,” Mr McClelland said.
“Mr Gormly has extensive experience in Government disputes and inquiries, as well as in the practice of mediation generally.
“In 2009, Mr Gormly successfully mediated in the resolution of claims arising from the 1964 Melbourne-Voyager collision, which had a number of cases outstanding for many years.
“I am confident Mr Gormly will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to NADRAC.”
Mr McClelland also announced the reappointments of four members of NADRAC: Ms Margaret Halsmith, Mr Tom Howe QC, Mr Stephen Lancken and Ms Lindsay Smith.
“These members have all made solid contributions to NADRAC over the last three years,” he said.
“The diversity of these and other members’ backgrounds and experience is of great value to NADRAC in carrying out its work.
“I look forward to working with Mr Gormly and all members of NADRAC to implement the Government’s Alternative Dispute Resolution agenda.”
Professional biographies of Mr Gormly and the reappointed members can be found on the NADRAC website www.nadrac.gov.au.
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