LLB, Bsc. NMAS, FRDP, Dicarb;

LLB, Bsc. NMAS, FRDP, Dicarb;




Brydget has unique experience, skills sets and personal qualities, including: dispute resolution (ADR), science, government (policy, legislation, legal), community consultation and dialogue; communications training; environmental management, community, human rights; ethics appraisal; cultural engagement -Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Melanesian,

Pacific Island, Asian , Islamic. Brydget has significant Tribunal, Commission, M= 0421 908 948

Board experience. She focusses on dispute prevention and individual,

organisational and community peace-building.

Bachelor of Science, University London
Bachelor of Laws, Charles Darwin University
Graduate Certificate Legal Practice, Uni SA
Mediation – Certificates - ACDC, IAMA, LEADR, Relationships Australia (Family)
Professional Cert. Arbitration, Adelaide Uni, Chartered Inst., Bond Uni (Family)
Professional Certificate in Adjudication, IAMA and Qld Law Society
Diploma International Commercial Arbitration – CIArb / ACICA / Uni NSW
Collaborative Law trained Queensland Collaborative Law Network.
Certificate as Accredited Facilitator - Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, Defence Restorative Engagement Program (DART).
Working with children Qld. ‘blue card’
Rotary District 9550 Board 2016-17
Queensland Parole Board - 2013 – 2015
NT Anti-Discrimination Commission 2000 -2002
NQ Regional Electricity Council , 2008 – 09
Safety Board 2008 - 2011
NT Human Research Ethics Committee 1997–2003 Legal Member
NT Red Cross Humanitarian Law 1995 – 2001
Kirwan Family Centre 1980 - 1982
  • Rotary Club of Mundingburra
  • Qld Law Society
  • United Service Club, Brisbane
/ Appointments
International Expert ADR International Finance Corporation (IFC) 2010 - 2013
Queensland Local Government Regional Conduct Review 2010 –
Queensland Mental Health Review Legal member, 2011 – 2014
Queensland Commercial and Administrative Tribunal, 2009 – 2011
Guardianship + Administration Tribunal, Qld 2006 – 2009
NSW Worker’s Comp. Commission (2002-2005), 600+ matters
NSW Minister of Mines Arbitration Panel – 2008 – 2015, 10 decisions
Qld BCIPA Advanced Adjudicator – 20 undertaken > $42M contested
DART – Defence Abuse Response Taskforce Facilitator 2014 – 20+ conferences managed
Family Law FRDP -Resolve NT 1995 -2003 and private practice
Queensland Legal Aid 2005 - 2015
NT Legal Aid Commission,2015 –
NSW Legal Aid 2015 -
NT Work Health – 1994 – 2001
NT Lands + Mining Tribunal, 2000 – 2010
NT Civil & Administrative Tribunal 2015 –
PNG Accredited Mediator - National Court
Industry Panels – Franchising, Horticulture.
JCU Medical School Intake Panel – 2005 -


DART - – Defence Abuse Response Taskforce Facilitator –Unique process of restorative engagement between those suffering from military service and senior Defence officers.

Penrith City Council – Management Unit dispute including staff mediation; executive mentoring, staff coaching and co-facilitating 2 day long workshops in better communication.

IFC (International Finance Corp, World Bank Group) - Developing PNG National Court ADR Service – 3 year ‘Expert’ Consultancy. - develop and manage court-annexed mediation Unit from bare office to running Service. Mentoring national Registrar; ADR Awareness Workshops – Judges, lawyers, business and community. Liaison Chief Justice and Court, ADR Committee and IFC. Cases - complexity extraordinary with multiple parties, longstanding cultural animosities.

Boards, Tribunals, Panels – Diverse life and professional experience coupled with strong people, negotiation and determinative skills with interest in community development, equity and access directed my skills to such service

Workplace disputes - City Council NSW – engagement delivering “Collaborative Communication” Workshops, staff mediation process and mentoring to Council employees. Managed dispute resolution -Qld Health, Commonwealth and State Departments. EAS (NT) - led investigations, mentoring, dispute resolution to Aboriginal organisations, education institutions, mining companies.

Family law and family business dispute management / resolution - >20 years practice registered family dispute resolution means that Brydget often mediates particularly difficult situations.

Aged-care -Through ‘whole of organisation involvement’, Brydget developed policy and standards documentation to fulfil Commonwealth accreditation requirements. The ‘package’ included continuous improvement, training, ongoing mentoring and dispute resolution services.

Negotiating fisheries management – with commercial / recreational / Aboriginal fishers in 3 communities, successfully enabled planning development. Sugar industry - Facilitated and mentored Aboriginal and female agricultural workers during training in Agricultural College with negotiations with Industry / employer groups

Arbitration - Mining –highly contentious situations on Liverpool Plains, Bylong Valley, Sutton Forest to develop Access Arrangements by negotiation or determination. Brydget’s knowledge of resource management in mining, forestry, agriculture and fishing enables her to interact successfully with mining executives, technical staff and land-holders concerned about environmental issues. PNG Forestry Arbitration. – significant Board issues.

Seminars / Workshops: PNG Legal Training Institute ADR; PNG ADR Awareness Workshops; . QCAT Med- Arb; NSW Farmers Assoc. – Mining Arbitration; Legal-wise - ADR rural industry disputes; Qld Law Society - High value adjudications; PNG Judges – Ordering Mediation, PNG Lawyers – representing clients at mediation. Workshops to Council – “Collaborative Communication”.

Chairmanship – National Mediation Conference 2012; IFC Annual workshop planning session, 2012.

Policy development; Project management, organisational development and training - managed large scientific, public health and development programs. Brydget has provided appropriate training to organisations nationally, regionally and remote areas with mentoring to executives, training and materials for whole of organisational development. ‘Exotic disease outbreak’ situations experience and national Scenario Umpire.

Government -10 years as Director Policy & Legal NT Dept. Agriculture and Fisheries – legislation 5 Acts + Regs implemented, Commonwealth reviews/ community consultation; National Standing Committee Uniform Legislation

Public health research – PNG Institute Medical Research - Internationally funded program on malaria-induced syndrome causing premature morbidity and mortality. Qld. Dept. Health / JCU Community education / action program against dengue fever in Townsville and north Queensland.

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