On the 1st January 2015, IAMA and LEADR merged into one organisation and became Resolution Institute. Our websites will be updated to reflect this.



On the 1st January 2015 IAMA and LEADR became Resolution Institute.  Members who joined IAMA will have their membership recognised as part of Resolution Institute and over time websites, databases and documents will be altered to reflect this.  Existing IAMA members may still log in as normal and view the publications below. For details on becoming a member of Resolution Institute, please click here.

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The IAMA Constitution
Annual General Meeting
Papers and Submissions
Journal — 'The Arbitrator & Mediator'
National Newsletter — 'IAMA Pulse'
Handbooks and Practice Notes

The IAMA Constitution 

IAMA Constitution 2011 [PDF]

IAMA Constitution 2009 [PDF]

Annual General Meeting 

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2013 Annual General Meeting 

Notice of the 2013 Annual General Meeting and Order of Business [PDF]
Form of Proxy for the 2013 Annual General Meeting [PDF]
Minutes of the 2012 Annual General Meeting of 19 May 2012 [PDF]
IAMA Annual Report 2012 (Financial Statements and Report of the Council) [PDF]

2012 Annual General Meeting 

IAMA Annual Report 2011 [PDF]

2011 Annual General Meeting 

AGM Letter to Members [PDF]
Notice of AGM [PDF]
AGM Proxy Form [PDF]
Proposed Amended IAMA Constitution - June 2011 [PDF]
AGM Constitutional Amendments [PDF]
IAMA 2010 Annual Report [PDF]
April 1st 2011 EGM Minutes [PDF]
2010 AGM Minutes [PDF]
2009 AGM Minutes [PDF]
Presidents Letter 7 June 2011 [PDF]
Extract from October 2010 Pulse [PDF]

2011 Extraordinary General Meeting

EGM Minutes [PDF]
Proposed Amended Constitution [PDF]
Notice of EGM - 1 April 2011 [PDF]
Proxy Form - 1 April 2011 [PDF]

2010 Annual General Meeting

IAMA Annual Report - 2009 [PDF]
Treasurer's Report - 2009 [PDF]
2010 AGM Minutes [PDF]
Cover Letter - Announcement of AGM -12 May 2010 [DOC]
Notice - Annual General Meeting 2010 [DOC]
Form of Proxy - Annual General Meeting 2010 [DOC]
Notice - Proposed Amendments to IAMA Constitution [DOC]

2009 Annual General Meeting

2009 AGM Minutes [PDF]

2008 Annual General Meeting

IAMA Annual Report 2007 [PDF]

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Papers and Submissions

Second International Arbitration Prize [PDF]
"The Colonel and I: A Journey from the Halls of Mediation to the Shores of Tripoli" [PDF] - Carolyn Manning, Mediator and Psychologist
Submission on the Domestic Arbitration Bill [PDF]

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Journal — 'The Arbitrator & Mediator'

The Institute's journal was launched in 1981 and is distributed to all members and subscribers. 

' ...The addresses by the Commonwealth Attorney General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP and the Victorian Attorney General, the Hon Rob Hulls MP, to delegates of IAMA's annual conference, 'Resolution and Resilience: ADR in the Global Recession' explain the reforms occurring in Australia that will allow for improvement to ADR ...' — Russell Thirgood, General Editor

To view a copy of the Journal, please click hereIf you are interested in subscribing to future editions, please contact your state chapter for details. 

Call for Papers - May 2013 Edition

If you wish to submit an artcile, case note, or book review for the May 2013 Edition, please click here for details. 

Previous Editions (from 2001 to 2012)

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  • Volume 31, Number 2: November 2012 [PDF]
  • Volume 31, Number 1: May 2012 [PDF] 
  • Volume 30, Number 2: October 2011 [PDF]
  • Volume 29, Number 1: October 2010 [PDF]
  • Volume 28, Number 1: October 2009 [PDF]
  • Volume 27, Number 2: December 2008 [PDF]
  • Volume 27, Number 1: April 2008 [PDF]
  • Volume 26, Number 1: September 2007 [PDF]
  • Volume 25, Number 2: December 2006 [PDF]
  • Volume 25, Number 1: April 2006 [PDF]
  • Volume 24, Number 2: December 2005 [PDF]
  • Volume 24, Number 1: April 2005 [PDF]
  • Volume 23, Number 3: December 2004 [PDF]
  • Volume 23, Number 2: August 2004 [PDF]
  • Volume 23, Number 1: April 2004 [PDF]
  • Volume 22, Number 3: December 2003 [PDF]
  • Volume 22, Number 2: August 2003 [PDF]
  • Volume 22, Number 1: April 2003 [PDF]
  • Volume 21, Number 3: December 2002 [PDF]
  • Volume 21, Number 2: August 2002 [PDF]
  • Volume 21, Number 1: May 2002 [PDF]
  • Volume 20, Number 3: December 2001 [PDF]
  • Volume 20, Number 2: July 2001 [PDF]

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National Newsletter — 'IAMA Pulse'

The, 'IAMA Pulse', is a monthly newsletter distributed to members and online subscribers around Australia and overseas.  Featured items include message from the President and the CEO, latest developments in ADR, upcoming events and training recommended for dispute resolution professionals, membership news and exclusive offers, and invitations to national and international ADR conferences at member rates. 

Click here to subscribe to the IAMA Pulse. 

Current Editions

2013 Editions 

  • End of Year 2013
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013 
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013

Previous Editions (from 2001 to 2012)

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  • December 2012 [PDF]
  • October 2012 [PDF]
  • July 2012 [PDF]
  • March 2012 [PDF]
  • April 2011 [PDF]
  • October 2010 [PDF]
  • September 2010 [PDF]
  • August 2010 [PDF]
  • November 2009 [PDF]
  • December 2006 [PDF]
  • June 2006 [PDF]
  • December 2005 [PDF]
  • May 2005 [PDF]
  • November 2004 [PDF]
  • July 2004 [PDF]
  • March 2004 [PDF]
  • November 2003 [PDF]
  • July 2003 [PDF]
  • March 2003 [PDF]
  • November 2002 [PDF]
  • July 2002 [PDF]
  • March 2002 [PDF]
  • November 2001 [PDF]
  • August 2001 [PDF]
  • March 2001 [PDF]

State Chapter Newsletters

  • Victoria Newsletter 2012 [PDF]

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Handbooks and Practice Notes

Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and His Legacy

Image of book cover for 'Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and His Legacy'

Authors: Ian Freckelton, Hugh Selby
Publisher: Lawbook Co.
Date: January 2009
Country: Australia

Appealing to the Future is a celebration of Justice Kirby’s achievements and contributions to the Australian legal system. This collection of essays contains writings and reflections from more than 40 eminent legal practitioners and academics in Australia and beyond.

Each contribution explores an aspect or theme of Justice Kirby’s judicial life, covering both his law reform and judicial writings. Covering a wide variety of legal topics, a common thread is Justice Kirby’s values — how they have shaped his judgments and interests and how they have evolved over the years to make him one of Australia’s most renowned High Court judges.

Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and His Legacy is a collection of essays written by eminent legal practitioners and scholars, each reviewing an aspect or theme of Justice Kirby’s life in the law. For more than three and a half decades, Australia has watched as Michael Kirby’s national and international standing has unfolded. Many have admired his commitment to social and legal reform, as well as his visionary intellectual leadership. This publication analyses Justice Kirby’s achievements and contribution to the Australian legal system.

Code: 978 0455 226 682
RRP: $80.00 incl. GST*

Code: 978 0455 226 699
RRP: $150.00 incl. GST*

Delivery and handling charge of $14.25 incl.
*GST applies to all orders with a value of $100.00 incl. GST or less.

The Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation Course Handbook

Production of The Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation Course Handbook [PDF] demonstrates mediation's significant progress within the Institute, the ADR industry and the wider community. This handbook heads a comprehensive list of IAMA documents and resources that underpin our commitment to the development, teaching and practice of mediation. As our core mediation training document, the handbook is a readily accessible, essential resource and guide that provides key theoretical knowledge, basic practical skills and many practice hints and tips for trainee and experienced mediators. Read David Spencer's Review.

Order form [PDF] for The Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation Course Handbook

Practice Publications and Rules May 2005

For the first time and on the occasion of the Institute's 30th Anniversary National Conference, we have brought together in one publication, the Institute's Practice Publications and Rules [PDF] which are current as at May 2005. These documents represent the collective experience of the Institute and its members over 30 years, and evidence the reach of the Institute today into not only its traditional area of commercial arbitration but also mediation, conciliation and more recently, industry and consumer schemes.

Order form [PDF] for Practice Publications and Rules

The Adjudicator's Guide May 2005

Adjudication has emerged throughout Australia as an effective process for the resolution of claims in the building and construction industry. In conjunction with award-winning technology provider, Eurofield Information Solutions, the Institute has produced a fully searchable and interactive publication, The Adjudicator's Guide[PDF], providing updates and analysis of relevant legislation and case law together with guidance and practical tips for those using or administering the adjudication process. An essential tool for adjudicators, parties to adjudications and their advisors.

Practice Notes

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The Preliminary Conference [DOC]
Basic Law of Contract [DOC]
The Conclave of Expert Witnesses [DOC]
The View [DOC]
Principles of Conduct for Arbitrators [DOC]

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Arbitration in Perspective

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors with The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, present Arbitration in Perspective featuring Sir Laurence Street as the Arbitrator. The videos include a simple and clear narration that explains at a level appropriate for both novices and experts. There are series of questions for student and workshop use, along with a set of simple paragraph-length answers. The majority of answers are directly demonstrated in the video. The mock arbitration is contained in a two video set.

  • Video 1: Preliminary Conference
  • Video 2: The Hearing and Awards


  • Arbitrator: Sir Laurence Street
  • Narrator: Bryan Ahern
  • Owner: Mark de Jager
  • Owner's Lawyer: John Harris
  • Expert Witness QS: Eric Schick
  • Builder: Mark Southwell
  • Builder's Lawyer: Chris Whitelaw
  • Expert Witness QS: Pat Copping
  • Architect: Rodney Moss
  • Expert Witness Engineer: Phil Milton

CPD: AIQS: 4 points, IAMA: 4 points
RRP: Non-members $AUD145.00, Members $AUD99.00
Add $9.00 packaging & postage if required. Prices include GST.

Order form [PDF] for Arbitration in Perspective

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