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Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in the 2018 Negotiating Outcomes on Time (Noot) competition. With fourteen teams, ten from Queensland and four from South Australian law schools, the 2018 competition was the largest since the competition began in 2014. This year, first place was awarded to the Queensland University of Technology students Bianca Stringer, Victoria Naumova and Rhiannon Dudley (Reserve).

Photo of NOOT Winners 2018
First Place: (from left) AAT Deputy President Bernard McCabe with the First Place team members, Victoria Naumova, Rhiannon Dudley, Bianca Stringer; Dr Lucy Cradduck, Queensland University of Technology coach; Fiona Hollier, CEO of the Resolution Institute, and AAT Director ADR, Justin Toohey.
Photo of second place getters
Second Place: (from left) Justice David Thomas, AAT President and Judge of the Federal Court of Australia with the Second Place team members Timothy Porter and India Short from the University of Adelaide.  

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The AAT is grateful for the Resolution Institute’s continued support as the major sponsor for the competition prizes. Resolution Institute, with over 3000 members, is the largest membership organisation for dispute resolvers in Australia and New Zealand. Resolution Institute promotes excellence in mediation, arbitration, negotiation and other forms of dispute resolution.

The format for the negotiation competition is based on the AAT’s conciliation process model. To support co-operative rather than competitive negotiation, the scoring system permitted both teams in each negotiation round to receive strong scores and progression is based on teams overall cumulative scores across multiple negotiations. The top teams demonstrated consistently strong collaborative negotiation skills and were very deserving of the following places and awards:




First Place

Queensland University of  Technology    


Bianca Stringer

Victoria Naumova

Rhiannon Dudley (Reserve)

Second Place

University of Adelaide

Timothy Porter

India Short

Mitchell Brunker (Reserve)

Third Place


Sara Hall

Kathleen Smith

Mark Moorhead (Reserve)

Best Communicator       

University of Queensland

Lillian Burgess

Highly commended

University of Queensland

Lillian Burgess

Corrina Tan

Sean Tran (Reserve)


Queensland University of Technology

Maddison Dantu-Hann

Harrison Kecek

Minge Hu (Reserve)


Bond University

Maddison Nicholls

Isabelle Silberling

Taylor Birtchnell (Reserve)

The AAT also thanks Shiv Martin and Jenny Lock for coordinating the Brisbane and Adelaide sites for the 2018 competition. Thank you also to the other conference registrars, district registrars, members and IT support who have delivered another highly innovative competition. Please see the following page for a photo gallery of the finals presentation.

Any enquiries regarding the competition can be sent by email to Justin Toohey, Director ADR, at