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This instrument amends the Paid Parental Leave Rules 2021 to specify the following three circumstances: family and domestic violence, severe medical condition or a declared natural disaster will constitute special circumstances for the purposes of section 36AA of the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 27 Oct 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021
Date of repeal 28 Jul 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test Special Circumstances) Rules 2021

I, Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, make the following rules.

Dated 26 October 2021

Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Paid Parental Leave Rules 2021                                                                                                        2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test Special Circumstances) Rules 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

4 September 2021.

4 September 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Paid Parental Leave Rules 2021

1  At the end of section 8

Add:

Further, Division 3 also prescribes special circumstances for the purposes of a person satisfying the work test on a day.

2  At the end of Division 3 of Part 2

Add:

24B  Special circumstances—satisfying the work test on a day

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 36AA(a) of the Act, this section prescribes special circumstances for the purposes of a person satisfying the work test on a day.

             (2)  The special circumstances are:

                     (a)  the person is experiencing family and domestic violence, or is dealing with the impact of family and domestic violence, that prevents the person from performing paid work; or

                     (b)  the person is affected by a severe medical condition that prevents the person from performing paid work; or

                     (c)  the person is caring for a family member who is affected by a severe medical condition and providing such care prevents the person from performing paid work; or

                     (d)  the person is severely affected by a natural disaster that:

                              (i)  has been declared by the Commonwealth, a State or Territory or a Commonwealth, State or Territory authority responsible for managing responses to natural disasters; and

                             (ii)  prevents the person from performing paid work.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), family member, of the person providing care, means:

                     (a)  the person’s partner; or

                     (b)  the person’s natural child, adoptive child or stepchild; or

                     (c)  the person’s natural parent, adoptive parent or step‑parent; or

                     (d)  the person’s sibling or step‑sibling; or

                     (e)  the parent, adoptive parent or step‑parent of the person’s partner; or

                      (f)  if the person has legal custody or guardianship over another person—that other person; or

                     (g)  if the person is related to another person according to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kinship rules—that other person.