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South Australian Public Holidays Amendments Update
 
(Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012)

Source: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Adelaide)

The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, Russell Wortley, has announced that the South Australian government was going to ask the general public for feedback on the proposed changes to the list of non-working public holidays in South Australia.

Earlier this summer (23-Jul-2012), South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, had announced that the public holidays review he had commissioned was recommending changes to South Australian public holidays to reduce the crowding of events in March.

The aforementioned recommended changes to the current Holidays Act 1910 (SA) would complement those announced earlier this year (22-Mar-2012 and 04-Mar-2012), and would see the move of South Australia's Queen's Birthday public holiday from June to May, so that the annual Adelaide Cup could be run on a public holiday. The current Adelaide Cup public holiday in march would then be renamed as the Adelaide Festivals Day public holiday and remain in March.

In 2006, the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday was shifted from its traditional May venue to the second Monday in March (13-Jul-2005), following the Adelaide Cup having been rained out for 2 years in a row (21-May-2004). The change was made formal the following year (31-Aug-2006), as per the "Holidays (Adelaide Cup) Proclamation 2006" (published in the Gazette on 31 August 2006 at page 3062), by which Monday, March 12, 2007, was declared to be a public holiday and bank holiday instead of Monday, May 21, 2007, a change which was to be reviewed annually. (15-Jul-2010, 24-Jan-2011, and 14-Mar-2011).

As regards the change to the date of South Australia's Queen's Birthday public holiday from June to May, one will recall that the Queen's Birthday public holiday for the Australian state of Queensland was recently moved from June to October (03-Dec-2011).

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 2017-01-11: South Australian 2019 Public Holidays Released
 2016-01-09: South Australian 2018 Public Holidays Released
 2015-12-31: South Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Update
 2015-09-08: South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2019
 2015-01-12: South Australian 2017 Public Holidays Released
 2014-03-21: South Australia March Public Holiday Move Blocked
 2014-01-11: South Australian 2016 Public Holidays Released
 2013-02-18: South Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released
 2013-02-13: South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2015
 2012-12-10: South Australia To Review Half-Day Public Holidays
 2012-07-23: South Australian Public Holidays Amendments
 2012-03-22: Australia Adds 2 SA Public Holidays
 2012-03-04: Australian SA Public Holidays Reviewed
 2011-12-03: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Revision Gazetted
 2011-03-14: Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Will Remain In March
 2011-01-24: Australia Rejects Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Change
 2010-07-15: Australia Keeps Adelaide Cup Public Holiday In March
 2006-08-31: Australia Gazettes Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Change
 2005-07-13: Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Date Change
 2004-05-21: Australia To Consider Changing Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday Date


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