MSB membership is open to a range of organisations as described in the MSB Constitution, including RMABs, education and training providers, professional membership or service organisations, community or state based mediation services, government representatives and consumer organisations.
MSB membership provides an opportunity for a broad range of ADR organisations to contribute to the ongoing development of quality mediation services within Australia. MSB members attend and vote at general meetings and elect directors of the MSB board. In future, it is likely that members will participate in committees and working groups that will assist in the ongoing development of national mediator accreditation standards.
MSB Members May Be:
- organisations that are RMABs under the NMAS.
- education and training providers that provide training as set out in the Approval Standards to no less than 50 participants per year.
- professional or service organisations (who are not RMABs) that have at least 30 mediator members accredited under the NMAS.
- national or State based representative organisations that have three or more RMABs as members.
- community or State based mediation services that are not RMABs.
- a Commonwealth government representative that is not an RMAB.
- one government representative from each State and Territory (not an RMAB) with ADR policy expertise, as nominated by the Attorney-General or equivalent in each State or Territory.
- organisations that use, but do not provide, mediation services.
- such other members as a general meeting of members resolves.
Organisations that meet the criteria of more than one membership class may only become members under one membership class.