Really? wow I did not know that.
That seems really not fair - Had I known that entering into a NES flexible working arrangement that I would not be entitled to my position again and jeopardising my career because I could only work part-time at the time, I would never have entered into the agreement in the first place.
I was under the assumption that once I could commit to my full-time hours - As per the clause under the fair work act "employee can terminate the flexible working arrangement by giving 28 days notice in writing at which point the employee's prior working arrangement will come back into effect." - I thought this meant then once the 28 days lapsed / I continued working in the role I have been doing under the flexible work agreement/arrangement but revert to my 38 hours a week again (as these were my hours prior to maternity leave)