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Australian Victoria 2017 AFL Public Holiday Confirmed
 
(Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2016)

Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne)

The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, through a statement by small business, innovation and trade minister, Philip Dalidakis, has announced that the controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" new annual non-working public holiday is here to stay as a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria, with the government guaranteeing the long weekend will return in 2017.

Five years ago (17-Jul-2011), Daniel Andrews, who was then leader of the opposition of Australia's State of Victoria had announced that he would support the push for an extra public holiday to celebrate AFL Grand Final week, if he became premier, a promise he kept as the Premier-elect of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, shortly after his election (01-Dec-2014 08-Jul-2015), by the publication of the declaration this new non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria in the Government Gazette (as opposed to a possibly lengthy parliamentary debate).

That officialization of this, and another, new public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria, thus amended the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the period of 2016 and 2017, as released by the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria (22-Oct-2015 and 17-Mar-2014), with the addition of an entry with "Date TBC" for 2016 and 2017, initially, with the date of September 30, 2016, later added officially (07-Nov-2015).

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