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Parliament Passes Paid Family Violence Leave

The Bill to enshrine 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave as a workplace right has passed in Federal Parliament.
Now, 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave will be included in the National Employment Standards, meaning more than eight million workers will be able to access this leave.

Parliament has amended the Fair Work Act 2009 to replace the previous entitlement of five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period, with an entitlement of ten days of paid leave for full-time, part-time and casual employees. The Bill has also extended the definition of family and domestic violence to include conduct of a current or former intimate partner of an employee, or a member of an employee’s household.

(Source: Australian Services Union email, 27.10.22)