Skip to main content

Mediators and arbitrators

Apply to be a mediator or arbitrator under the news media bargaining code.

About mediation and arbitration

The Treasurer may designate a digital platform corporation and its digital platform services to participate in the code. Mediations or arbitrations under the code can only occur following the designation of at least one digital platform corporation. As at the time of publication, no digital platform corporations have been designated under the code.

Mediation

Under the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code (the code), the ACMA will appoint a mediator to assist registered news businesses and designated digital platform corporations to reach agreement on core bargaining issues. Core bargaining issues relate to a registered news business’s content being made available online.

If mediation is required, the ACMA will make its appointment from the list of mediators.

Arbitration

Under the code, the ACMA is required to keep a register of bargaining code arbitrators. If the bargaining parties are unable to agree on an arbitrator or panel of 3 arbitrators to arbitrate their dispute, the ACMA will make these appointments from the register of bargaining code arbitrators.

Guidelines

The ACMA has published guidelines for mediation and arbitration professionals who are considering submitting an expression of interest (EOI) to the ACMA.

Apply to be a mediator

If you wish to be added to the ACMA’s list of mediators, please click the following link:

List of mediators - Expression of interest

Apply to be an arbitrator

If you wish to be added to the ACMA’s register of bargaining code arbitrators, please click the following link:

Register of arbitrators - Expression of interest form

List of mediators

The list of mediators will be progressively populated as mediators are added by the ACMA.

Name

Position and organisation

Contact information

John Smith

Manager, Mediators Pty Ltd

Ph: XXXX XXX XXX
Email: Jsmith@ place.com
Address: xxx

Register of bargaining code arbitrators

The register of bargaining code arbitrators will be progressively populated as arbitrators are added by the ACMA.

Name

Position and organisation

Contact information

Jane Smith

Director, Arbitrators Pty Ltd

Ph: XXXX XXX XXX
Email: Jsmith@ place.com
Address: xxx

Contact us

If you have any questions about mediation and arbitration under the code or the EOI process, please email us at bargainingcode@acma.gov.au.

Back to top
ONLINE ENQUIRY