The Evidence Amendment (Confidential Communications) Act 1997 (NSW) was assented to on 10 December 1997. This curious piece of legislation may have achieved, perhaps unintentionally, a level of confidentiality in mediation that has hitherto not been attained either by the common law, or by legislation in New South Wales.
"Recent developments in confidentiality in mediation,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol1/iss1/6