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Referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution

    (1)     A registered Aboriginal party or a sponsor of a cultural heritage management plan (or both) may refer a dispute to the Chairperson of the Council for alternative dispute resolution.

S. 113(2) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 73(1).

    (2)     The Chairperson may (within 30 days after the date on which a dispute is referred under subsection (1)) arrange for the dispute to be the subject of—

        (a)     mediation by a mediator; or

        (b)     another appropriate form of alternative dispute resolution by a suitably qualified person.

S. 113(2A) inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 73(2).

    (2A)     The Chairperson may not arrange for the dispute to be the subject of alternative dispute resolution if the Chairperson reasonably believes that the dispute is unlikely to be resolved by alternative dispute resolution.

    (3)     A mediation or other alternative dispute resolution must take place within 30 days after the date on which the dispute is referred under subsection (1).

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