(a) an application is made under section 372; and
(b) the parties to the dispute agree to participate;
the FWC must conduct a conference to deal with the dispute.
Note 1: For conferences, see section 592.
Note 2: The FWC may deal with a dispute by mediation or conciliation, or by making a recommendation or expressing an opinion (see subsection 595(2)).
(2) Despite subsection 592(3), the FWC must conduct the conference in private.