Opt-In Mediation Pty Ltd Director, Dr Henry Netscher, is a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS), accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Parenting Coordinator and Child Consultant.

Opt-In Mediation founder, Dr Henry Netscher provides inclusive, respectful, safe and timely Dispute Resolution Services to assist people to move forward.

About Dr Henry Netscher

About Dr Henry Netscher

Dr Henry Netscher Director of Opt-In Mediation is a Mediator, FDRP, Parenting Coordinator, Child Consultant and Dispute Management Coach.

Dr Henry Netscher

PhD, LLM (Dispute Resolution), GD FDRP, LLB, GD Legal Practice, M Ed (Research), B Ed, Dip Ap Sc, Dip Teach (2ndary)



  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Accredited FDRP (Attorney General’s Department)
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Child Consultant
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aider
  • Australian Legal Practitioner
  • Doctor of Philosophy (related to child health and development) – QUT
  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Dispute Resolution – The College of Law
  • Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution Practice – The College of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws- University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – The College of Law
  • Master of Education (research regarding adult learning and change processes) – QUT
  • Bachelor of Education (Post-Graduate) – BCAE
  • Diploma Applied Science – University of South Australia
  • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) – BCAE
  • Member Queensland Law Society
  • Member Sunshine Coast Law Association
  • Member Medico-Legal Society of Queensland
  • Member Resolution Institute of Australia
  • Member Family Law Practitioners Association Queensland
  • Member Family Law Pathways Network
  • Member Child Protection Practitioners Association Queensland
  • Member Family Law Section – Law Council of Australia
  • Member International Society Posture and Gait Research
  • Member Australasian Neuroscience Society
  • Life Member Sports Medicine Australia
  • LGBTIQ Ally
  • Descendant of the Worimi people

Henry has a calm, supportive, and inclusive manner, and treats people with respect and dignity.

This, together with Henry’s knowledge of, and respect for interest-based facilitative mediation processes, creates an environment which enables open and respectful communication.

In addition to his role as a Mediator/ FDRP/ Parenting Coordinator and Child Consultant, Henry is an experienced educator (teacher, University lecturer, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider, workplace trainer, consultant), and health professional (primarily in children’s health and development, and, chronic musculo-skeletal pain management in adults).

Henry’s long experience in working with adults and children from diverse backgrounds assists people to focus on the issues for discussion, ensuring that each person has a voice (including the child in child-inclusive mediation), and that their needs, interests and concerns are heard.

Henry’s process assists people to reach workable agreements that enable them to move forward.

In his role as a Parenting Coordinator, Henry assists parents to implement Parenting Plans/ Consent Orders/ Parenting Orders.


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