Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne)
The recently-elected Premier-elect of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has announced that he would make good on his promise of 2 new public holidays in Victoria by the publication of their declaration in the Government Gazette (as opposed to a possibly lengthy parliamentary debate).
As per aforementioned announcement there would be 2 changes to the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the period of 2015-2020, as released by the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria (04-Sep-2014, 17-Mar-2014 and 08-Mar-2013).
Friday, October 2, 2015, the day of the AFL Grand Final parade, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria, as promised during the recent electoral campaign (27-Oct-2014), and Easter Sunday would also become an annual non-working public holiday, as it was declared in the state of New South Wales, a few years ago (13-Oct-2010).
Three years ago (17-Jul-2011), then leader of the opposition of Australia's State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, had announced that he would support the push for an extra public holiday to celebrate AFL Grand Final week, if he became premier.
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