Source: (2002) Pathways Towards Dispute Management. 18 -20 September. National Convention Centre. Canberra Australia.Jon Stanhope is Attorney General for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). In this conference presentation he addresses the commitment the ACT has to mediation. He points to legislation in the ACT that supports and promotes mediation processes, standards of competency for mediators as prescribed by relevant legislation, and mediation processes in courts and tribunals. Through his presentation, he aims to make a positive contribution to mediation theory and practice, restorative justice, and the use of mediation in courts and tribunals.