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Division 3: Short absence – Infectious diseases

5.11.11 Purpose

The purpose of this Division is to enable a member to take a short absence from duty if they are required to isolate themself on advice from the Department of Health for purposes relating to the control of an infectious disease.

5.11.12 Definitions

  • For the purpose of this Division, for a member on one of the following, an isolation period also includes a period described in section 14A.2.2.

    1. A long-term posting overseas.

    2. Short-term duty overseas.

    Note: The definition of isolation period in section 1.3.29B applies to a member in Australia.

    5.11.13 Member this Division applies to

    This Division applies to a member required to do either of the following.

    1. Isolate themself in response to an infectious disease.

    2. Supervise a dependant who is a child who is required to isolate themself.

    5.11.14 Short absence from duty – isolation

    This Division applies to a member required to do either of the following.

    1. Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible for a short absence from duty for their isolation period.

    2. If a member is required to perform duty at the place they are completing an isolation period, the member is not eligible for a short absence from duty for that period.

    5.11.15 Short absence from duty – supervision

    1. Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible for a short absence from duty if they are required to supervise a dependant who is required to complete an isolation period.

    2. The following apply.

      1. If a member is required to perform duty at the place they are completing an isolation period, the member is not eligible for a short absence from duty for that period.

      2. If the member has a partner or spouse who is eligible for the same benefit or a similar benefit for the same purpose, the member is not eligible for short absence from duty under this section at the same time the spouse or partner is receiving the same benefit or a similar benefit.

    Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.



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