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What do the New and Emerging Family Law Reforms Mean for FDR Practice? (Panel Discussion)

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) provides Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

FDR can be a helpful way to resolve family law disputes about post-separation parenting arrangements, financial matters and property settlements.

It is important for FDR practitioners (FDRPs), whether established or still in training, to keep up with the emerging family law reforms. This pre-recorded webinar features an expert panel: Dr Andrew Bickerdike, Susan Hamilton-Green and Greg Rooney.

Ideal for

FDRPs and students.


About the panellists

Dr Andrew Bickerdike is CEO of RAV and past Board Chair of Relationships Australia National. He holds tertiary qualifications in both economics and psychology and a Doctorate in Dispute Resolution. Andrew has experience and specialist training in individual, marital and family therapy, and FDR and has practiced as a mediator and FDRP for over 20 years. 

Susan Hamilton-Green has practised exclusively in Family Law for over 30 years. Her work has involved all aspects of family law, including financial and parenting matters, and a large part of her current practice involves appointments as an Independent Children's Lawyer. She has been accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in Family Law since 1990.

Greg Rooney has been a practising mediator in Australia since 1991. He retired from legal practice in 1996 to work full time as a mediator, arbitrator and dispute resolution consultant. He has mediated more than 1,500 disputes in a diverse range of conflicts including multi-party disputes involving government institutions, commercial and industrial disputes, agricultural disputes, franchise disputes, matrimonial disputes and disputes involving conflict in the workplace.


Astrid Horter is the Program Leader FDR and Mediation Training at RAV. She holds tertiary qualifications in law and psychology and is an experienced FDRP and child consultant. Astrid coordinates RAV’s Graduate Diploma of FDR, Mediation Training Course, and delivers training for RAV and external organisations. Astrid has extensive experience working in community organisations as a clinical supervisor, trainer and manager.

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This webinar was recorded in February 2022.


This 1.5-hour pre-recorded webinar can be accessed at any time.

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