See Fair Work Act 2009 s.588
An applicant may discontinue the application in accordance with the procedural rules, whether the matter has settled or not.
There are two ways to discontinue a matter before the Fair Work Commission.
A signed Form F50 – Notice of discontinuance, can be lodged with the Commission to discontinue the application. A copy of the signed Notice of discontinuance must then be served on the respondent.
The Member dealing with the application may dispense with the requirement to lodge a Notice of discontinuance and accept discontinuance orally or by some other means.