An employee is entitled to 12 months of unpaid parental leave if:
(a) the leave is associated with:
(i) the birth of a child of the employee or the employee's spouse or de facto partner; or
(ii) the placement of a child with the employee for adoption; and
(b) the employee has or will have a responsibility for the care of the child.
Note: Entitlement is also affected by:
(a) section 67 (which deals with length of the employee's service); and
(b) for pregnancy and birth--subsection 77A(3) (which applies if the pregnancy ends other than by the child being born alive, or if the child dies after birth); and
(c) for adoption--section 68 (which deals with the age etc. of the adopted child).