Australian Mediation Association

The Mediator Training Academy congratulates 2 of our members of our Academic Advisory Board for listing on the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List!

“On behalf of all Australians, congratulations to all recipients. Each of these individuals are unique and their story deserves to be shared widely and celebrated.

“Collectively, they speak to who we are as a nation. There are countless examples of selflessness, commitment and dedication. There is diversity and there are examples of exceptional achievement in almost every field imaginable.

“I am pleased that this list includes the highest ever percentage of women (44 per cent) recognised through the General Division of the Order of Australia. It is important that the Order of Australia represents the diversity and strength of Australia – for this to happen we need to ensure outstanding women, members of our multicultural community and First Nations people are nominated by their peers in the community.

"I am prioritising increasing awareness of and engagement with the Order of Australia amongst groups that have been historically underrepresented. We are seeing positive progress and I am determined that it continues.

“To the individuals being recognised today, many of whom Linda and I look forward to meeting over the coming year, thank you for your service and congratulations on being recognised by your peers and your nation.

“To all Australians, I encourage you to consider nominating someone outstanding from your community for recognition. The great strength of our system is that it is ‘bottom-up’ – everyone recognised through the Order of Australia has been nominated by someone else, considered through an independent process and, today, celebrated by our nation.”

The Governor-General of Australia

Read Honours List here

The Recipients

Mieke Brandon (AM)

Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to dispute resolution and mediation.

Mieke Brandon, BA (University of Canberra), MSc(App) (University of Western Sydney) is a registered family dispute resolution practitioner, as well as accredited under the National Mediator Standards.  
Founding member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Mediator Training Academy.
Mieke is the author of the textbook, Mediating with Families. This is the textbook used for the CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.

Tom Stodulka (AM)

Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to the law, and to mediation and dispute resolution.

LLB, Grad Dip Strategic Studies and Grad Cert Mediation. Tom Stodulka graduated in Law at Sydney University in 1974.

Founding member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Mediator Training Academy.

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