Who is eligible?
A person (employee, contractor or self-employed) is eligible for the paid leave if they are the primary care giver to a new born child or adopted child under 16. They must satisfy:
• The work test: they must have worked continuously for at least 10 of the previous 13 months and for at least 330 hours (approximately 1 day a week) during that period; and
• The income test: their income must be less than $150,000 pa.
• The 12 months requirement is the same service requirement for an employee to be eligible for unpaid parental leave under the National Employment Standards.