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 Welcome to this web page. I hope that the information provided and any advice or service accessed through ACCESS ADVOCACY will assist you in making decisions that will benefit you in the future.

Previous senior leadership and management roles in education, working with communities for many years, and post graduate studies in Family and Elder Dispute Resolution have enhanced my knowledge, skills and experience that is drawn upon when assisting clients seeking help to resolve conflict.


Recent studies in Elder Mediation have provided insights into highlighting the rights of senior members of our community to make important decisions themselves, given their capacity, without undue influence of others.


I have conducted over 1200 hours of Mediations and over 2000 hrs of information and assessment sessions.

I look forward to being of assistance to you.

Brian Blaney
Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Aust. Federal Government)
Nationally Accredited Mediator

V Grad Dip FDR; Cert IV Train and Assess; Grad Dip Ed Stud; Dip T;                 

 M. Ed; M. Ed L'Ship 



Times can be arranged to suit client availability 


Phone: 0422 33 1943                                             Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fee Information


* Family Dispute Resolution, Elder Mediation, Workplace and Community mediation sessions - $150/hr – tasks include individual phone intakes, contacts, face-to-face or phone mediation session and preparation of agreements following mediation.


* Normally each client pays half of the above fee. Mediation sessions run for 2-3 hours.


* Preparation and issuing Family Dispute Resolution S60i Certificates is $100  after discussions with both parties and failure to proceed,  or $50 per client following a mediation session.


* There is no fee for rescheduling a mediation.


* For the service to proceed, an initial deposit is payable before Intake sessions are undertaken. Mediation Tax Invoice is paid upfront before the mediation date. Payment may be made by Direct Deposit/transfer.



Generally, a maximum flat rate of $900 may be negotiated for FDR mediations which includes contacts, emails, intake sessions, assessment, documentation, up to a 3hr mediation session, preparation and forwarding of agreements. A minimum fee for venue hire is charged in addition to the above.


For Elder and other mediations, a maximum rate of $1400 may be charged to accommodate for local travel to main client meeting places and multiple sessions. This fee also includes contacts, emails, intake sessions, assessment, documentation, preparation and forwarding of agreements.


Other services:

# Grandparent mediations to gain access to grandchildren

# Elder - Family Disputes

# Phone shuttle for fly-in/fly-out, country and Interstate clients

# Coaching for one - Managing Separation issues. Individual session $75/hr

# Providing supervision for mediators - Individual $75/hr; Group $120/hr