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Australian 2016 Public Holidays Amended in Queensland
 
(Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015)

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)

The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of Queensland, Curtis Pitt, has finally announced the details of the announced further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, involving the change of date of the Labour Day annual non-working Queensland public holiday.

Four years ago (03-Dec-2011, 08-Nov-2011 and 05-Nov-2011), the Bligh Labor government of the Australian State of Queensland announced that it would amend the 2016 public holidays in Queensland (20-Nov-2013), and that beginning in 2012, the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday would be moved from the 2nd Monday in June to the 1st Monday in October, while on the same occasion, a one-off public holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee would be observed in June 2012 in Queensland.

A year later (11-Sep-2012, 20-Aug-2012 and 12-Jun-2012), the Newman government announced further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, whereby from 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday were changed.

Last month, shortly after its election (15-Feb-2015), the recently sworn-in Palaszczuk government of the Australian State of Queensland, had confirmed, and recently re-confirmed (13-Mar-2015), that it was planning to make further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, so that, perhaps as early as this year, the Labour Day annual public holiday, in the State of Queensland, would no longer be observed on the first Monday in October.

Under the plans revealed in today's announcement, beginning in 2016, in Queensland, Labour Day non-working public holiday will be held on the first Monday of May, and the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday will be held on the first Monday in October.

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 2011-11-08: Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes Published
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