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Entitlement to unpaid parental leave

                   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).

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