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(13) Further to parts (10) to (12), can the Minister provide the same data for
(a) nurses working in the Canberra Hospital emergency department,
(b) midwives and
(c) nurses working in neonatal intensive care.
Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) There are 47 different types/categories of leave for Canberra Health Services (CHS) staff. A description of each leave type is provided below, further information can also be found in Enterprise Agreements that can be accessed via the following link: https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/employment-framework/for-employees/agreements.
General Leave Types (applicable to all staff)
• Adoption or permanent care leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty to care for and bond with an adopted child or a child for whom the employee has a permanent caring responsibility, including kinship arrangements, where the child is under 18 years old.
• Annual leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty for the purposes of rest and recreation.
• Birth leave is available to pregnant employees to enable them to be absent from duty to support their own wellbeing and to care for and bond with a newborn child.
• Bonding leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty to bond with their newborn child, adopted child or a child for whom the employee’s domestic partner has commenced a primary care giving role under a permanent caring arrangement.
• Community service leave is available to employees to allow them to be absent from the workplace to engage in the following 3 distinct types of community service activities: jury duty, voluntary emergency management or other recognised voluntary community service activities. This leave can be paid or unpaid depending on the specific circumstances.
• Compassionate leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty when a member of an employee’s immediate family or household have a personal illness or injury that poses a serious threat to the person’s life or in case of bereavement.
• COVID leave is available for every employee who tests positive for COVID, needs to care for a child as a result of a COVID-19 related school or childcare change/closure, are experiencing adverse effects following a COVID-19 vaccination or are required to isolate following a COVID-19 test.
• Disability leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty for the purposes of activities associated with an employee’s diagnosed permanent or ongoing physical or psychological disability.
• Foster and short-term care leave is available to employees to enable them to be absent from duty to care for a child in an emergency or other short-term out of home care placement, including kinship arrangements and respite care, that has not been determined to be permanent.