About 100 responses were received during the 6 weeks long (9 March to 21 April 2014) public consultation exercise on the proposed Community Dispute Management Framework.
Members of the public were consulted on the four key areas:
- Encourage good neighbourliness and considerate behaviour
- Role of the Government in improving the management of community disputes
- Access to effective mediation in the community
- Adjudication to resolve difficult disputes only where mediation has failed
Despite few participants highlighted formal mediation was not always effective, most respondents were supportive of informal mediation by grassroots leaders and formal mediation by the Community Mediation Centre to help resolve disputes.