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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 587

Dismissing applications

             (1)  Without limiting when the FWC may dismiss an application, the FWC may dismiss an application if:

                     (a)  the application is not made in accordance with this Act; or

                     (b)  the application is frivolous or vexatious; or

                     (c)  the application has no reasonable prospects of success.

Note:          For another power of the FWC to dismiss an application for a remedy for unfair dismissal made under Division 5 of Part 3-2, see section 399A.

             (2)  Despite paragraphs (1)(b) and (c), the FWC must not dismiss an application under section 365 or 773 on the ground that the application:

                     (a)  is frivolous or vexatious; or

                     (b)  has no reasonable prospects of success.

             (3)  The FWC may dismiss an application:

                     (a)  on its own initiative; or

                     (b)  on application.



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