CPC members will be represented by Emma Lawrence CPC Co-Chair, at an upcoming meeting with the Arts Law Centre of Australia and other industry representatives, to discuss the development of a standardised industry ADR service. The main advantages to ADR are time and cost efficiencies, avoiding the burden of legal court proceedings in the event of a significant dispute. The proposal is to make a standard mediation and expert determination a mandatory inclusion in industry contracts. The CPC Standard Production Agreement T&C’s already include an ADR mandate.

Next steps – the upcoming meeting will seek agreement on the criteria for mediators, classes of disputes and managing the process in terms of length, legal representation and industry support through peak bodies.