Workers Compensation Commission Rules 2003
6 Adherence to and relief from rules
(1) Subject to subrule (2) and to rule 5, the practice in the Commission is to be the practice provided by the Workers Compensation Acts or these rules.(2) The Commission may if it thinks fit on terms dispense with compliance with any of the requirements of these rules, either before or after the occasion for the compliance arises.(3) The general practice of the Commission prescribed by these rules applies to all proceedings authorised by any existing or future Act to be commenced, taken or continued in the Commission, except in so far as that practice is inconsistent with any provision of or under any such Act.(4) If a provision of these rules is not complied with in relation to the commencement (or purported commencement) of proceedings or conduct of proceedings, the Commission may determine that the proceedings are, or any step taken in the proceedings is, a nullity, in which case the Commission may strike out the proceedings or any such step.(5) If the Commission does not make a determination as referred to in subrule (4) in respect of a failure to comply with a provision of these rules, the failure is to be treated as an irregularity only.(6) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that the Registrar may exercise the Commission’s functions referred to in subrule (4).(7) The striking out of proceedings under this rule does not prevent the proceedings from being recommenced.