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Dismissing applications

             (1)  The FWC may, subject to subsection (2), dismiss an application for an order under Division 4 if the FWC is satisfied that the applicant has unreasonably:

                     (a)  failed to attend a conference conducted by the FWC, or a hearing held by the FWC, in relation to the application; or

                     (b)  failed to comply with a direction or order of the FWC relating to the application; or

                     (c)  failed to discontinue the application after a settlement agreement has been concluded.

Note 1:       For another power of the FWC to dismiss applications for orders under Division 4, see section 587.

Note 2:       The FWC may make an order for costs if the applicant's failure causes the other party to the matter to incur costs (see section 400A).

             (2)  The FWC may exercise its power under subsection (1) on application by the employer.

             (3)  This section does not limit when the FWC may dismiss an application.

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