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Meaning of “mediation”
—(1)  In this Act, “mediation” means a process comprising one or more sessions in which one or more mediators assist the parties to a dispute to do all or any of the following with a view to facilitating the resolution of the whole or part of the dispute:
identify the issues in dispute;
explore and generate options;
communicate with one another;
voluntarily reach an agreement.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a session is a meeting between the mediator, or one or more mediators (where more than one mediator is appointed for a mediation), and one or more of the parties to the dispute, and includes any activity undertaken (whether by a mediator, a party to the dispute or some other person) —
to arrange or prepare for such a meeting, whether or not the meeting takes place; and
to follow up on any matter or issue raised in such a meeting.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), a meeting includes a meeting conducted by electronic communication, video conferencing or other electronic means.
(4)  In this section —
“data message” means information generated, sent, received or stored by electronic, magnetic, optical or similar means, including, but not limited to, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic mail, telegram, telex or telecopy;
“electronic communication” means any communication that is made by means of data messages.
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