|Title:||Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Act 2012|
|Document ID:||Information Circular IC 0148/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 27 June 2013|
|Description:||Advice of new Commonwealth funded Dad and Partner Pay|
|Legal requirements:||Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
|Applicable to:||WA Health|
|Period of effect:||from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2015|
|Authorised by:||Steve Gregory, A/Director, Health Industrial Relations Service, 19-Jun-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Act 2012
The Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Act 2012 (the Act) made amendments to parental leave provisions in the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (PPL Act) and the National Employment Standards (NES), primarily introducing Dad and Partner Pay and refining the keeping in touch provisions.
Amendments to the PPL Act introduce a new parental leave Commonwealth Government payment for eligible dads and partners. Eligible working dads or partners can access up to two weeks of Commonwealth Government funded pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage when on unpaid leave from work or not working.
Dad and Partner Pay is a Commonwealth welfare payment and is funded and administered by the Commonwealth Government. Applications for Dad and Partner Pay are made to be made directly to Centrelink. Employers have no role in providing payments to employees as Dad and Partner Pay is paid directly by the Commonwealth Government.
Dad and Partner Pay became payable from 1 January 2013 and is payable only during a period of unpaid leave, payable within 12 months of the date of birth or placement to a Dad or Partner ‘providing care’.
Further information on Dad and Partner Pay, amendments to the keeping in touch provisions, commencement of parental leave and changes to return to work following parental leave has been issued by the Department of Commerce in Circular to Departments and Authorities No.12 of 2012 (attached).
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This circular last updated: Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 1:12pm