(1) FWA may, except as provided by this Act, inform itself in relation to any matter before it in such manner as it considers appropriate.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), FWA may inform itself in the following ways:
(a) by requiring a person to attend before FWA;
(b) by inviting, subject to any terms and conditions determined by FWA, oral or written submissions;
(c) by requiring a person to provide copies of documents or records, or to provide any other information to FWA;
(d) by taking evidence under oath or affirmation in accordance with the regulations (if any);
(e) by requiring an FWA Member, a Full Bench or the Minimum Wage Panel to prepare a report;
(f) by conducting inquiries;
(g) by undertaking or commissioning research;
(h) by conducting a conference (see section 592);
(i) by holding a hearing (see section 593).