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Since the introduction of the National Employment Standards, sick leave has been removed from most Awards including those that apply to Newsagencies. In addition to changing where the obligation comes from, the naming of the leave changed to Personal/Carers and Compassionate Leave and more recently the section of the NES has been expanded to include unpaid family and domestic violence leave.

NANA has a comprehensive guide covering this type of leave. It is available for download from NANA’s web site at If you require further assistance, contact NANA on 1300 113 044 or by email to