Greg Rooney
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  • Adelaide South Australia
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What is your profession and title?
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
I have been a practising mediator since 1991, conducting over 1,200 mediations in various jurisdictions, including:
commercial, partnership and estate disputes referred by the private legal profession
• multi-party disputes for numerous State government departments • mediating franchise and horticultural disputes for the Office of the Mediation Adviser
• family law mediations referred by the private legal profession
• WorkCover mediations in Queensland & New South Wales
• mediating sexual abuse claims against religious organisations
• mediating compensation claims and facilitating apologies for ill-treatment in religious orphanages, including the British child migrant program

I have also practised as an arbitrator with the New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission using a med/arb model. I have resolved more than 1000 separate compensation claims.
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What other ADR related sites do you visit?
▹ National Mediation Conference Australia

▹▹ LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers
What else do you want to tell the community (what you are up to, what you would like to do in ADR, etc.)
I thought it might be of interest to members that pod casts of 82 sessions of the Australian National Mediation Conference - Adelaide 2010 are now uploaded onto the conference website.
Click on past conferences (Adelaide) or pod casts and papers and scroll down to the audio files.
Speakers include Justice Albie Sachs on the Process Architecture of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Constitutional Court of South Africa as well as practising mediators, theorists and academics from Australia and other parts of the world with professional and practice backgrounds in Law, Social Science, Commercial and Corporate, Employment and Industrial Relations, Dispute Systems Design, the Judiciary, Courts and Tribunals, Indigenous Communities and Policy and Human Rights, Peacemaking and International affairs.

These pod cast provide a rich resource for mediators and policymakers and provide an insight into the current development of mediation within Australia

Greg Rooney's Blog

Brexit, Trump and the Nash Trap. A Loss of Trust.

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 8:11pm 0 Comments

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and the voting in of the protectionist Donald Trump to the US presidency has drawn both the UK and the USA into the Nash Trap.

U.S. mathematician John Nash (the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’) postulated that Adam Smith’s declaration that ‘In competition, individual ambition serves the common good' (the leave approach and Trump’s ‘America First’ proposition) was incomplete.

Instead Nash postulated that the best result is for everyone in the…


Mediation Workshop for Experienced Mediators in Tuscany, Italy 20 -27 June 2015

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

“Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment.”

Join 20 experienced mediators from Australasia, Europe and the Americas in Italy this June.



Rebooting Mediation by Detaching from the Illusions of Neutrality, Just Outcomes and Balanced Power

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Neutrality is physically impossible to attain as a personal attribute for a mediator.

The same applies to the concepts of ‘just outcomes’ and ‘balanced power’. They are all theoretical constructs which do not exist outside of theory.

There is nothing theorists can point to that would indicate to a mediator when these states have been physically achieved. They are subjective concepts subject to infinite…


A Five-Day Residential Intensive for Mediators in Tuscany Italy- April 23–28 2012

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 2:04am 0 Comments


We will be running a 5 day Residential Intensive for Mediators In Tuscany Italy from April 23 - 28th 2012 at the Fattoria L'Ottavo Lucolena/Greve in Chianti

Lead Trainers will be -Greg Rooney (Australia) – Margaret Ross (Australia) – Barbara Wilson (United Kingdom)  

We will examine shifting the focus from mediating the problem to mediating the moment. The focus will be on the mediator rather than the parties.



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