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1985 Adoption Leave Case

The Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia v Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers – N.S.W. (Division of the Chamber of Manufacturers of New South Wales) & Others (Adoption Leave Test Case) (1985) 298 CAR 321 – Coldham J, Alley J Deputy

The Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission adopts a test case standard for leave sought by parents adopting a child. Such parents are entitled to up to 52 weeks unpaid leave where a child has not attained the age of 5 years, and the female employee in question has been in continuous service with an employer for not less than 12 months immediately preceding the date leave begins.