(1) In this Act, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires:
Community Justice Centre means a Community Justice Centre established under this Act.
Director means the person holding the office of the Director of Community Justice Centres under Chapter 1A of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney General.
functions includes powers, authorities and duties.
mediation includes:(a) the undertaking of any activity for the purpose of promoting the discussion and settlement of disputes,(b) the bringing together of the parties to any dispute for that purpose, and(c) the follow-up of any matter the subject of any such discussion or settlement.
mediation session means a meeting in accordance with this Act between 2 or more parties who are in dispute on any matter.
mediator means:(a) the Director, or(b) a person for the time being holding office as a mediator under section 5.(2) A reference in this Act to the exercise of a function includes, where the function is a duty, a reference to the performance of the duty.(3) A reference in this Act to the parties to a mediation session includes a reference to the parties to a dispute in respect of which an application for a mediation session is duly made, but does not include a reference to the mediator conducting the mediation session.(4) A reference in this Act to the conduct of a mediation session by a mediator includes a reference to the conduct of a mediation session in the presence, or under the supervision, of the mediator.(5) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.