(1)This section applies if the commissioner reasonably considers that an application for an interim order should be referred to a conciliator or an adjudicator because of the nature or urgency of the circumstances to which the application relates.
(2)The commissioner may refer the application to—
(a)a department conciliator for department conciliation; or
(b)an adjudicator for adjudication under this chapter.
(3)The referral may be made even though—
(a)notice of the application has not been given under section 243; or
(b)all persons entitled, under that section, to make submissions about the application have not had an opportunity to make submissions.