Of course if you ever feel you have been treated unfairly or discriminated against you should contact Fair Work or the EOC who can give you specific advice.
Hi, I'm Ingrid and I work at the Department of Human Services in a team that responds to enquiries about Centrelink on social media sites like this. You've already been given a lot of great info here, but I just thought I'd confirm for you that if you meet all of the other eligibility requirements (outlined here) including the work test you referred to, you should be eligible to receive the Parental Leave Pay through Centrelink.
As you mentioned it's a good idea to let us know as soon as you have confirmation that your employer will not be paying you so we can update your details. You can contact us on the Families line on 136 150 (just after 8am is best to avoid wait times).
All the best.
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