Review of Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

A review into the operation of the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2022 has commenced.

The leave entitlement provides employees with access to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave over a 12-month period. This includes full-time, part-time and casual employees.

Introducing 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave as an entitlement under the National Employment Standards was the first legislative act of the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon Tony Burke MP, and helps ensure that employees do not have to choose between their pay and safety.

The review will be conducted by a multi-disciplinary team from Flinders University and is an opportunity to consider the impact of the leave entitlement on employees experiencing family and domestic violence, as well as employers including small businesses.

The review will be informed by qualitative and quantitative research conducted by the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government.

Stakeholders have an opportunity to have their say about the leave entitlement and its impact, through written submissions and roundtable consultations. The review aims to engage as widely as possible.

To find out how you can participate in the review, go to: Independent Review of the Fair Work Amendment - Flinders University

Learn more: Review of Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

For more information about Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave, visit: Family and domestic violence leave - Fair Work Ombudsman