(1) A disputed claim must be determined—
(a) by the Tribunal if the amount in dispute does not exceed $50 000; or
S. 202(1)(b) amended by No. 68/2016 s. 153(1).
(b) if the amount in dispute exceeds $50 000, by the Tribunal or the Court at the option of the claimant or, if the claimant does not exercise that option within 30 days after being requested to do so by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, at the option of the Victorian Fisheries Authority; or
(c) by the Court irrespective of the amount in dispute if the Court is satisfied on the application of any party that the claim raises questions of unusual difficulty or of general importance.
S. 202(2) amended by No. 68/2016 s. 153(2).
(2) In this section "amount in dispute" means the amount of the difference between the amount claimed by the claimant and the amount of the final offer made by the Victorian Fisheries Authority before the application is made to the Tribunal in respect of the claim or the matter is referred to the Court under this Part.
S. 203 inserted by No. 108/2003 s. 47.