(1)A party to the application may be represented by an agent at the department conciliation session if the department conciliator approves and is satisfied an agent should be permitted to help the conciliation process.
(2)Subsection (1) does not stop the following from representing the party mentioned—
(a)if the party is a corporation under the Corporations Act—an officer of the corporation;
(b)if the party is the body corporate for the community titles scheme—not more than 2 individuals, each of whom is an owner of a lot included in the community titles scheme or a committee voting member;
(c)if the party is a corporate entity not mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)—an agent appointed by the entity.
(3)The approval may be given without conditions or on the conditions the department conciliator considers reasonable to ensure no other party to the application is unfairly disadvantaged by the agent appearing at the session.
(4)If the approval is given on conditions, the party’s entitlement to be represented by an agent is subject to the agent complying with the conditions.