Div 2 heading substituted by No 122 of 2001, s 3, Sch 3, Pt 1 (effective 27 September 2001).
Subdivision C - General provisions
SECTION 658APOWER OF PANEL WHERE A PROCEEDING IS FRIVOLOUS OR VEXATIOUS
658A(1)[Frivolous or vexatious applications]
If an application is made to the Panel under this Division, the Panel may, at any stage of the proceeding, if it is satisfied that the application is frivolous or vexatious:
(a) dismiss the application; or
(b) if the Panel considers it appropriate, on the application of a party to the proceedings, direct that the person who made the application must not, without leave of the Panel, make a subsequent application to the Panel of a kind or kinds specified in the direction.
658A(2)[Effect of direction]
A direction given by the Panel under paragraph (1)(b) has effect despite any other provision of this Act or a provision of any other Act.