The 2018 Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA) Conference is being held in Cairns this week and the theme is ‘Capricorn and Beyond: New Frontiers in Education and Law.’

FairWay’s Denise Evans and Kristine Brown will be attending the event.

“I have heard so much about the calibre of discussions and presentations from previous attendees. The ANZELA Conference is a great opportunity to meet, share ideas and learn from other people working within the education space. I’m really looking forward to attending the event and being part of the conversation at this year’s conference,” says Kristine.

Denise and Kristine are also presenting a paper entitled ‘Going With the Grain When Resolving Education Disputes’ on Wednesday 3 October.

“In this presentation, going with the grain is a metaphor for the many layers or relationships which need attention when parties are in dispute. We will give practical examples from New Zealand, including our own experiences from iStudent Complaints and other education disputes. We will also highlight how the experience New Zealand has had when dealing with breaches of New Zealand’s founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi (the Treaty) can be woven into the fabric of frontier breaking, modern dispute resolution,” says Denise.

This year’s presentation follows on from last year’s ‘Turning Grizzles Into Gold’ which explored the valuable information you can gather from complaints, and the benefits of using an independent and neutral dispute resolution service.

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