Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (No 2)

About this bill

This bill makes it clear that the unplanned end of a pregnancy by miscarriage or still-birth constitutes grounds for bereavement leave for the mother and her partner or spouse, and that the duration of the bereavement leave should be up to 3 days.

Current status

Royal Assent given 30 March 2021.
Enacted as the Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Act 2021 (2021/10)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Member's bill


All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 53
Ref 159-2
Introduced 27 June 2019
First reading 10 December 2019
Select Committee Education and Workforce Committee
Public submissions due 14 February 2020
Select Committee report back 27 July 2020
Second reading 29 July 2020
Committee of the whole House 10 March 2021
Third reading 24 March 2021
Royal Assent 30 March 2021
Enacted as Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Act 2021 (2021/10)
Divided No

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