How to be Selfish and Political Without Really Trying – Time for a Paradigm Shift in the Resolution of Disputes Within Queensland's Not-For-Profit Associations
AbstractDisputes within incorporated associations in Queensland currently come within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Queensland. There is no statutory requirement for internal dispute resolution procedures and no statutory mediation requirement. Both are features of similar legislation in some other Australian jurisdictions. In an environment of significantly increased membership of notforprofit associations, a more accessible and less formal dispute resolution regime is called for. The author argues that a therapeutic approach to internal disputes would be preferable to the current adversarial approach.
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