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Good practices with culturally diverse families in family dispute resolution

Susan Armstrong
Family Matters No. 92, 2013

Dispute resolution practitioners should be aware of how culture is embedded in mediation processes and of the cultural values and communication patterns they and the parties bring to the process. This awareness will help them to engage in respectful dialogue about cultural contexts, respond ethically to the cultural power dynamics present in the mediation, and support the control that parties have over the mediation.

Relocation disputes in separated families prior to the 2006 reforms: An empirical study

Rae Kaspiew, Juliet Behrens and Bruce Smyth
Family Matters No. 86, 2011

This article reports on the findings of a mixed-method research project that examined relocation cases litigated prior to the 2006 reforms to the family law system. The study examined relocation cases decided in a two-year period prior to the introduction of the 2006 family law reform package. The Australian Research Council-funded study was based on an analysis of 190 court judgments made between 2002 and 2004 in the Family Court of Australia (FCoA), and qualitative interviews with 38 parties to relocation disputes litigated in one of the family law courts between 2002 and mid-2005.

Family Relationships Quarterly No. 17

AFRC Newsletter No. 17 — September 2010

Special edition on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Articles include: the emergence of healing services; strengthening culture


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