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5.6.28 Member already on leave without pay

5.6.29 Cancelling the leave without pay

5.6.30 Required absence

Guidance

Example:
A member had been granted leave without pay from 1 September to 30 June.
The member's expected date of the birth is 1 June. Her baby is born on 8 June. Her required absence is from 20 April (six weeks before the expected date of birth) to 19 July (six weeks after the actual date of birth).
The member must serve her original period of leave without pay. She is entitled to paid maternity leave from 1 July to 19 July.

5.6.31 Maternity leave

Guidance

Example:
A member had been granted leave without pay from 1 September to 30 June.
The member's expected date of the birth is 1 June. Her required absence begins on 20 April (six weeks before the expected date of birth). Fifty-two weeks after 20 April is 18 April the next year.
The member is entitled to maternity leave from 1 July to 18 April.

5.6.32 Discretion to vary

Guidance

Example: A member is granted leave without pay to accompany her ADF spouse or partner on an overseas posting. During the leave she becomes pregnant. The CDF decides that her leave is in the interests of the ADF, and that full maternity leave should be available.

Non-example: A member is granted leave without pay to establish a small business. During the leave she becomes pregnant. In the CDF's view there is no ADF benefit to the leave. The member's maternity leave must be worked out under section 5.6.30, Required absence.

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