Community Justice Centres Act 1983 No 127
Current version for 27 October 2010 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 19:01)
Part 5Section 29

29   Secrecy

(1)  A mediator shall not commence to exercise the functions of a mediator without first taking an oath before a justice of the peace in or to the effect of the form set out in Schedule 2 or making an affirmation in or to the effect of the form set out in Schedule 3.
(2)  A person who is or has been a mediator, a Director, a member of the staff of a Community Justice Centre or a person making an evaluation under section 26 or carrying out research referred to in paragraph (e) may disclose information obtained in connection with the administration or execution of this Act only as follows:
(a)  with the consent of the person from whom the information was obtained,
(b)  in connection with the administration or execution of this Act,
(b1)  if the disclosure is for the purposes of giving evidence:
(i)  as to the fact that an agreement the parties have agreed is to be enforceable has been reached at, or drawn up pursuant to, a mediation session, and
(ii)  as to the substance of that agreement,
(c)  where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent or minimise the danger of injury to any person or damage to any property,
(c1)  where the disclosure is made for the purposes of section 29A,
(d)  where the disclosure is reasonably required for the purpose of referring any party or parties to a mediation session to any person, agency, organisation or other body and the disclosure is made with the consent of the parties to the mediation session for the purpose of aiding in the resolution of a dispute between those parties or assisting any such parties in any other manner,
(e)  where the disclosure does not reveal the identity of a person without the consent of the person and is reasonably required for the purposes of research carried out by, or with the approval of, the Director or an evaluation pursuant to section 26, or
(f)  in accordance with a requirement imposed by or under a law of the State (other than a requirement imposed by a subpoena or other compulsory process) or the Commonwealth.
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