71K Referral of disagreements between Aboriginal negotiating
panel and Aboriginal Land Councils to mediation
(1) Any disagreement between an Aboriginal negotiating panel and an
Aboriginal Land Council or Councils concerning negotiations under this
Division that cannot be resolved otherwise is to be referred to a mediator
selected by, and acceptable to, the Aboriginal negotiating panel and the
Aboriginal Land Council or Councils for resolution.
(2) The Minister may decline to proceed with the negotiations until
the disagreement has been resolved.
(3) The Aboriginal negotiating panel and the Aboriginal Land Council
or Councils concerned are to be jointly responsible for payment of the costs
of the mediation.
(4) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the
mediation of disagreements under this section including the exoneration of
mediators from liability.