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Offers of settlement

  (1)   This section applies to proceedings under this Act other than the following proceedings:

  (a)   proceedings under Part   VI;

  (b)   proceedings under Division   6, 9 or 13 of Part   VII;

  (c)   proceedings to enforce a decree or injunction made under Division   6, 9 or 13 of Part   VII.

  (2)   If:

  (a)   a party to proceedings to which this section applies makes an offer to the other party to the proceedings to settle the proceedings; and

  (b)   the offer is made in accordance with any applicable Rules of Court;

the terms of the offer must not be disclosed to the court in which the proceedings are being heard except for the purposes of the consideration by the court of whether it should make an order as to costs under subsection   117(2) and the terms of any such order.

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