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Part 6: Maternity leave

5.6.1 Purpose

This Part sets out a member's entitlement to maternity leave. The leave recognises the physical aspects of the later stages of pregnancy, childbirth and recovery after childbirth. It also provides time for initial care of the child.

5.6.2 Contents

This Part includes the following Divisions.

Division 1 Overview

Division 2 Maternity leave entitlements

Division 3 Required absence

Division 4 Member already on leave without pay

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.



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Further info

  • Defence Health Manual Volume 2 Part 9 Chapter 3, Management of pregnant Defence members
    (This document is available on the Defence intranet or through Defence Health.)
  • Tax alert, item 59

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