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Australian 2018 Queensland Public Holidays Announced
 
(Posted on Sunday, January 1, 2017)

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

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2018 in Australia's State of Queensland, taking into account all the changes to the annual non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland of the past few years, including the most recent one concerning Easter Sunday.

The various changes to the non-working public holidays of Australia's State of Queensland, of the past few years, are as follows.

Five years ago (03-Dec-2011 and 05-Nov-2011) the government of the Australian State of Queensland amended the state public holidays law so 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.

Less than a year later (30-Oct-2012), the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland announced amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, which after many months of discussion (11-Sep-2012, 20-Aug-2012, and 12-Jun-2012), were passed by the Parliament of Queensland, meaning that from 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday would be changed.

Then, a year ago (14-Oct-2015, 23-Jun-2015, 22-May-2015, 17-Mar-2015, 13-Mar-2015 and 15-Feb-2015), further reversals and amendments to the annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland were included in the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015" which was duly gazetted, and led the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland to announce a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland (01-Nov-2015).

Finally, this past year (31-Aug-2016), the Palaszczuk Government of Australia's state of Queensland moved to make Easter Sunday a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's state of Queensland, beginning in 2017, and the subsequent passage of an amendment to the Queensland Holidays Act 1983 by Parliament (02-Dec-2016), thus amended the previously-released list of 2017 public holidays in Australia's state of Queensland (09-Apr-2016).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Australia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2017)
Australia 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Australia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Australia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Australia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Australia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-12-02: Australia Votes Queensland Easter Sunday Public Holiday
 2016-08-31: Australia Extends Queensland Easter Public Holidays
 2016-04-09: Australian 2017 Queensland Public Holidays Announced
 2015-11-01: Australian 2016 Amended Queensland Public Holidays Announced
 2015-10-14: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amendment Gazetted
 2015-06-23: Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Update
 2015-05-22: Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again
 2015-03-17: Australian 2016 Public Holidays Amended in Queensland
 2015-03-13: Australian Queensland Labour Day Public Holiday Change Re-Confirmed
 2015-02-15: Australian Queensland Labour Day Public Holiday Update
 2012-10-30: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended
 2012-09-11: Australian Queensland 2013 Public Holidays Change Confirmed
 2012-08-20: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again
 2012-06-12: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Update
 2011-12-03: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Revision Gazetted
 2011-11-05: Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes


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