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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
David Scott Ellis Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister – Francis Burt Chambers Phone: 08 9220 0511
Email: sellis@francisburt.com.au
Address: Level 25, 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Alan Limbury Managing Director, Strategic Action Pty Ltd t/as Strategic Resolution Phone: 0412 104 809
Email: expert@mediated.solutions
Address: 2 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Nicole Davidson Negotiation Advisor and Mediator – Nicole Davidson Negotiation Phone: 0403 523 700
Email: nicole@nicoledavidsonnegotiation.com.au
Address: Malvern Victoria 3144
Nina Harding Senior Mediator – Nina Harding Mediation Services Pty Ltd Phone: 0408 447 525
Email: office@ninaharding.com
Address: PO Box 275, North Sydney NSW 2059
Rob Lilley Director, Mount Soho Pty Ltd t/as Tough Talks Mediation Phone: 0422 609 513
Email: admin@toughtalks.com.au
Address: 510A Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008
Rob Nicholls Principal – nichollsmmc Pty Ltd Phone: 0412 646 477
Email: rob@nichollsmmc.com
Address: 5 Colbourne Avenue, Glebe NSW 2037
Anthony Lo Surdo SC Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator – 8 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney; Lonsdale Chambers, Melbourne, William Forster Chambers, Darwin Phone: 02 9223 3181
Email: losurdo@8wentworth.com.au
Address:
8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers, 180 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
10th Floor, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Level 1, 26 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, NT, 0801
John Paul Bartley Mediator/Expert Witness – Stella Personnel Pty Ltd Phone: 0429 848 047
Email: paul.stellapersonnel@gmail.com
Address: 322 Glen Osmond Road, Myrtle Bank SA 5064
Ruth Beach Principal – Ruth Beach Mediator & Lawyer Phone: 0423 738 827
Email: ruth@ruthbeach.com.au
Address: PO Box 712, Prospect East SA 5082
Derek Minus Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-law, Chartered Arbitrator – Mediation & Arbitration Centre Phone: 02 9232 4000
Email: minus@medarb.com
Address: Suite 1A, Level 2
802-808 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072
Michael Gronow KC Barrister (Kings Counsel) – Victorian Bar Phone: 0411 289 318
Email: michaelgronow@bigpond.com
Address: 205 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Dr Andrew Hanak KC Kings Counsel – Victorian Bar Phone: 03 9225 8864
Email: hanak@vicbar.com.au
Address: Aickin Chambers, Level 28, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Professor Andrew Christie Chair of Intellectual Property, Melbourne Law School Phone: 0438 042 077
Email: adr@achristie.com
Address: Camberwell, Victoria 3124
James Judge Mediator, Director, James Judge and Associates Phone: 0434 265 459
Email: james@jjconsulting.com.au
Address: PO Box 5155, Braddon ACT 2612
Daniel Jade Partner and Head of ADR – Midwinters Lawyers Phone: 03 8199 7972
Email: daniel.jade@midwinters.com.au
Address: Level 4, 90 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Ippei Okazaki Principal Consultant - One Pacific Dispute Resolution Phone: 1300 110 010
Email: admin@onepacific.info 
Address: PO Box 505, Goodwood SA 5034
Lisa Frisken Principal – Gold Coast Mediation Phone: 0418 621 997
Email: info@goldcoastmediation.com.au  
Address: PO Box 20, Miami Queensland 4220

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
Arthur Emmett KC Independent Arbitrator Phone: 02 8066 0899
Email: arthur.emmett@elevenwentworth.com
Address: Eleventh Floor, Wentworth Chambers, 180 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Jayems Dhingra International Chartered Arbitrator, Principal Management Consultant – Tiberias Management Consultants Pte Ltd Phone: 65 6464 0480
Email: jayems.d@tiberiasmc.com
Address: 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #09-17, Singapore
Lucy Martinez Independent Arbitrator – Martinez Arbitration Phone: 0404 529 518
Email: lucymartinez@martinez-arbitration.com
Address: PO Box 558, Belgian Gardens, Qld 4810
David Scott Ellis Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister – Francis Burt Chambers Phone: 08 9220 0511
Email: sellis@francisburt.com.au
Address: Level 25, 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Rob Nicholls Principal – nichollsmmc Pty Ltd Phone: 0412 646 477
Email:rob@nichollsmmc.com
Address: 5 Colbourne Avenue, Glebe NSW 2037
Malcolm Gracie Barrister – 4th Floor Selborne Chambers Phone: 02 9232 4293
Email:gracie@4selborne.com.au
Address: Level 4, 174 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Anthony Lo Surdo SC Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator – 8 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney; Lonsdale Chambers, Melbourne, William Forster Chambers, Darwin Phone: 02 9223 3181
Email: losurdo@8wentworth.com.au
Address:
8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers, 180 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
10th Floor, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Level 1, 26 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, NT, 0801
Albert Monichino KC KC – List A Barristers Phone: 03 9225 8247
Email: albert@monichino.me
Address: 205 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Derek Minus Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-law, Chartered Arbitrator – Mediation & Arbitration Centre Phone: 02 9232 4000
Email:minus@medarb.com
Address: Suite 1A, Level 2
802-808 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072
Michael Gronow KC Barrister (Kings Counsel) – Victorian Bar

Phone: 0411 289 318

Email: michaelgronow@bigpond.com

Address: 205 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Dr Andrew Hanak KC Kings Counsel – Victorian Bar Phone: 03 9225 8864
Email: hanak@vicbar.com.au
Address: Aickin Chambers, Level 28, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Erika Williams Independent Arbitration Practitioner – Williams Arbitration

Phone: 0406 605 727

Email: erika@williamsarbitration.com

Address: Level 54, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000

The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown KC Arbitrator, Mediator and Kings Counsel – Victorian Bar Phone: 03 9225 7222 and 0400 123 254
Email: nabrownqc@vicbar.com.au
Address: Owen Dixon Chambers, 205 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Professor Andrew Christie Chair of Intellectual Property, Melbourne Law School

Phone: 0438 042 077

Email: adr@achristie.com

Address: Camberwell, Victoria 3124

Russell Thirgood Independent Arbitrator, Arbitra International

Phone: 0438 644 002

Email: russell@thirgoodarb.com

Address: Level 34, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000

The Honourable Andrew Greenwood Arbitrator, former Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Phone: 0408 661 004

Email: Greenwood@level27chambers.com.au

Address: Level 27 Chambers, Level 27, 239 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000

Nathan Landis Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Phone: 08 9220 0553

Email: nlandis@francisburt.com.au

Address: Level 25, 77 Saint Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

 

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.

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