(1) The FWC must start to deal with an application under section 789FC within 14 days after the application is made.
Note: For example, the FWC may start to inform itself of the matter under section 590, it may decide to conduct a conference under section 592, or it may decide to hold a hearing under section 593.
(2) However, the FWC may dismiss an application under section 789FC if the FWC considers that the application might involve matters that relate to:
(a) Australia's defence; or
(b) Australia's national security; or
(c) an existing or future covert operation (within the meaning of section 12E of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ) of the Australian Federal Police; or
(d) an existing or future international operation (within the meaning of section 12E of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ) of the Australian Federal Police.
Note: For another power of the FWC to dismiss applications under section 789FC, see section 587.