Act means the Fair Work Act 2009
applicant means a person who has made an application
Commission means the Fair Work Commission and consists of the President, 2 Vice Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Commissioners and 6 Expert Panel Members
conference means a proceeding in relation to a matter before the Commission that is generally held in private, unless otherwise directed by the Commission, and is less formal than a hearing
hearing means a proceeding before the Commission to allow the parties to present their evidence and submissions in relation to a matter
matter means an application or other proceeding before the Commission
Member means a Member of the Commission, such as the President, a Vice President, a Deputy President or a Commissioner
respondent means the other party (or parties) to the proceedings
Rules means the Fair Work Commission Rules 2013
service of a document means giving a copy of the document to a person or organisation. A document can be served in a number of ways, including by email, fax, express or registered post, or in person. Parts 7 and 8 of the Rules deal with service.
588 Discontinuing applications
A person who has applied to the FWC may discontinue the application:
Note 1: For paragraph (a), the notice of discontinuance must be in the approved form—see subrule 8(2).
Note 2: The Commission prefers applicants to advise it of the discontinuance of a matter by lodging a notice of discontinuance in the approved form.
Note 3: See subregulations 3.02(8), 3.03(8), 3.07(8) and 6.07A(8) of the Regulations in relation to the refund of an application fee when an application is discontinued.
586 Correcting and amending applications and documents etc.
The FWC may:
However, it has been held that s.586 does not empower the Commission to determine an application to set aside a notice of discontinuance.