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Australia Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Australia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2025 Australia public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Australia public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Australian 2020 Public Holidays In Tasmania Amended

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has issued an amended version of its previously-released list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2020.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Australian Victoria Mulls AFL Public Holiday Move To Monday

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The leader of the Reason Party, Fiona Patten, has unsuccessfully introduced a bill, in the legislature of Australia's state of Victoria, to shift the AFL grand final holiday from the Friday before the game to the Monday after, citing a cost of 35 million Australian dollars per hour to the state's business community.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Australia Mulls Public Holidays Extensions In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Labor Party of Australia's state of Tasmania, at their upcoming party conference, in Burnie, will consider a motion from the Shop Assistants' Union, to amend the Tasmanian Statutory Holidays Act so that Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve be treated as non-working public holidays in Australia's state of Tasmania.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Australian Queensland Chistmas Eve Public Holiday Update

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Palaszczuk government of the Australian State of Queensland is about to pass a law that would declare Christmas Eve as a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Queensland.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Australian Victoria 2020-2025 Public Holidays Announced

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar years 2020-2021-2022-2023-2024-2025.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Western Australia To Announce New Public Holiday

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Industrial Relations Minister of the Government of the Australian State of Western Australia, Bill Johnston, has announced that, as part of the current negotiations with the state government employees, Western Australia public sector employees have been offered a new non-working public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Australian 2021 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2021 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2021.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Western Australia 2021 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2021.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • South Australian 2021 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2021, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Australian Victoria 2019 AFL Public Holiday Date Announced

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the 2019 date for the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" recently-added annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday Here To Stay

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The current Government of Australia's State of Victoria has committed to keeping the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" annual non-working public holiday of Australia's State of Victoria, and Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, has also stated that a Coalition government would keep it ("We didn’t originally support it but we accept it's now part of the calendar").
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Western Australia Mulls New Easter Public Holiday

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The McGowan Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has announced that, as early as next year, Easter Sunday could be recognized as a public holiday in the Australian State of Western Australia.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Australian Queensland Mulls Further Public Holidays Amendments

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - LNP member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, who as Queensland attorney-general moved Labour Day to October, announced at the LNP state convention that he would support the winning motion to switch back the Labour Day and Queen's Birthday non-working public holidays of Queensland.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Australia NSW Aboriginal Public Holiday Update

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Labor Party Opposition Leader of Australia's State of New South Wales, Luke Foley, has confirmed that, in the event of a victory by the Labor Party in the 2019 NSW state elections, the government of New South Wales would declare a new non-working public holiday to celebrate the culture, people and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as "another step in the process of reconciliation".
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Western Australia 2020 Public Holidays Completed

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has completed its previously-released of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2020, with the announcement of the date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in 2020 in the Australian State of Western Australia.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Australia 2019 ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2019.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Australian Victoria Rejects ANZAC Public Holiday Changes

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - A survey conducted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, concerning possible changes to the ANZAC Day public holiday, in view of reflecting the frontier conflicts between Indigenous people and early settlers, was approved by only a third of respondents.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Australian 2020 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2020.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Australian Victoria 2019 Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • South Australian 2020 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2020, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Western Australia 2020 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2020.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Australian 2019 Queensland Public Holidays Announced

    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 2019 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 relatively recent one concerning Easter Sunday.
  • full story
  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Announced

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2020.
  • full story
  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Australian 2020 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2020.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Australia 2018-2019 ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar years 2018 and 2019.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Western Australia Queen's Birthday 2017 Public Holiday

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety of the Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has issued a press release reminding the public that the date of the upcoming Queen's Birthday public holiday in Western Australia is Monday, September 25, 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Australian Victoria Rules-Out AFL Public Holiday Change

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, has officially ruled-out the move of the still-controversial AFL Grand Finale public holiday from the Friday before the Finals, to the Monday after, as had been requested by business groups who say it's costing its members AUD1.2 billion every year.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Australia ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The legislature of Australia's ACT has voted legislation to further amend the annual list of official non-working public holidays observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, by replacing the ACT's September Family and Community Day annual public holiday, with a new Reconciliation Day annual public holiday in Australia's Capital Territory in May.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Australia Mulls Further 2018 ACT Public Holidays Amendments

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Indigenous Affairs Minister of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Rachel Stephen-Smith, has introduced legislation to further amend the annual list of official non-working public holidays observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, by replacing the ACT's September Family and Community Day annual public holiday, with a new Reconciliation Day annual public holiday in Australia's Capital Territory in May.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Australia Mulls NSW Aboriginal Public Holiday

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Shadow Minister for Human Services of the Labor Party of Australia's State of New South Wales, Linda Burney, has announced that, in the event of a victory by the Labor Party in the 2019 NSW state elections, the government of New South Wales would declare a new non-working public holiday to celebrate the culture, people and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Western Australia 2019 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2019.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Australian 2019 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2019.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Australian Victoria 2018 AFL Public Holiday Date Announced

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the 2018 date for the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" recently-added annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • South Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Update

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The Racing Minister of Australia's State of South Australia, Leon Bignell, has reacted to renewed attempts to move the Adelaide Cup Race from March back to May with a flat statement that "If they want to move the Adelaide Cup to May they know they can do that [but] the holiday will stay where it is".
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Australia 2018 ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended version of the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2018.
  • full story
  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Australian Victoria 2018 Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Australia 2018-2019 ACT Public Holidays Announced

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar years 2018 and 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Australia Rules-Out Tasmania Aboriginal Public Holiday

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Premier of Australia's State of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, has stated that the government of the Australian State of Tasmania had no intentions of including, in his government’s reconciliation agenda, a new non-working public holiday Tasmania in honour of the state’s First People.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • South Australian 2019 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2019, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Australian 2018 Queensland Public Holidays Announced

    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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Australian 2017 Queensland Public Holidays Amended

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has issued a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2017 in Australia's State of Queensland.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Australia Votes Queensland Easter Sunday Public Holiday

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - Yesterday, the Parliament of Australia's state of Queensland passed an amendment to the Queensland Holidays Act 1983, making Easter Sunday a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's state of Queensland, beginning in 2017, as had been promised by the Palaszczuk.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, has officially announced a revision to the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016, with the re-inclusion of Christmas Day as a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Australian 2019 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2019 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday Faces The Ax

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Opposition Leader of Australia's State of Victoria, Matthew Guy, is reported as stating that, were he to lead the next Government of Australia's State of Victoria, the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" recently-added annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria, could be canceled ("not something his team was looking at keeping") and, were it to be replaced, it would be replaced by a new annual non-working public holiday "that encompasses all Victorians".
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Australian Victoria 2017 AFL Public Holiday Date Announced

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the 2017 date for the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" recently-added annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Australia Extends Queensland Easter Public Holidays

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Palaszczuk Government of Australia's state of Queensland is moving to make Easter Sunday a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's state of Queensland, beginning in 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Australian ACT Reconciliation Day Public Holiday In 2018

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Government of the ACT (Australia's Capital Territory), through its Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Chris Bourke, has confirmed that there will be a new annual Reconciliation Day non-working public holiday in Australia's ACT (Australia's Capital Territory), beginning in 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Australian NT 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published its list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar years 2018 and 2019.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Australian NT 2016-2017 Public Holidays Amended

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted, late last week, amendments to its previously-released list of 2016 public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory and list of 2017 public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Australian ACT Mulls Public Holidays Changes

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Government of the ACT (Australia's Capital Territory) has launched public consultations on the possibility of declaring a new annual non-working public holiday in the ACT, beginning in 2017, and which would replace one of the current annual non-working public holidays of Australia's ACT; either Family and Community Day, in September, or the "Queen's Birthday", non-working public holiday of Australia's ACT in June.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Australian Territory Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory, Adam Giles, has announced that he had ruled-out the replacement of the May Day annual non-working public holiday in the Australian Northern Territory, by a new annual non-working Australian public holiday for Territory Day.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Australian 2017 Queensland Public Holidays Announced

    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 2017 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.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Australian Victoria 2017 AFL Public Holiday Confirmed

    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.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Western Australia 2018 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Australian 2018 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • South Australian 2018 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2018, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Australian 2018 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2018 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2018.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • South Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Update

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The Acting Premier of the Government of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that his government was considering a proposal to move the annual Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday in the Australian State of South Australia, from June to a new date in May which would coincide with the new date of the Adelaide Cup Race.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Australian NT 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published its quasi-annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Australia 2017 ACT Public Holidays Announced

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Australian 2017 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2017 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Australia ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Legislative Assembly of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has voted unanimously to approve the recently-introduced amendments to the Holidays Act 1958 to make Easter Sunday an official public holiday in the ACT, as proposed by the Chief Minister of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, and in addition to the annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Capital Territory.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays Completed

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially completed the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016, with the specific date of the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Australian 2016 Amended Queensland Public Holidays Announced

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - Following the recent gazetting of the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015", the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Australia ACT Public Holidays Amendments Legislation

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, has announced that, as promised, his government had introduced amendments to the Holidays Act 1958 that will see Easter Sunday become an official public holiday in the ACT alongside public holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday, effective for the 2016 annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Capital Territory (ACT).
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Australian Victoria 2017 Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amendment Gazetted

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - Queensland Parliament has passed into law the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015" which switches the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign and of the Labour Day annual non-working public holidays in the Australian state of Queensland.
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Australian NT 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published its quasi-annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2019

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has announced that the current freeze on the date of the second Monday of March non-working public holiday (often referred to as Adelaide Cup Day) would remain until 2019, at least.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Australia 2016 ACT Public Holidays Amended

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, has announced that, beginning in 2016, it would add Easter Sunday to its annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Australian Victoria Confirms New Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Small Business Minister of the Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, has announced that the expected declaration of 2 new annual public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria (on the day of the AFL Grand Final parade, and on Easter Sunday), would officially be announced in the government gazette this week.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Australian Victoria New Public Holidays Update

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has released the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which analyses the benefits and costs to businesses and the community of declaring 2 new annual public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria; the day of the AFL Grand Final parade, and Easter Sunday.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Update

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (switching the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign and of the Labour Day public holidays) has been referred to the Finance and Administration Committee of the parliament of the Australian state of Queensland for consideration, and the committee is required to report back to Parliament by August 10, 2015.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has issued a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Australian 2015 ACT Public Holiday April 27

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Municipal Services Minister of the Government of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Shane Rattenbury, has confirmed that ACT government employees have been given a non-working public holiday day off on Monday, April 27, 2015 because Anzac Day falls on a Saturday in 2015.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Australian 2016 Public Holidays Amended in Queensland

    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.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Australian Queensland Labour Day Public Holiday Change Re-Confirmed

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - A spokesman for Premier Palaszczuk government of the Australian State of Queensland, has re-confirmed that it would carry-out further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, so that, the Labour Day annual non-working Queensland public holiday, would be moved back to "its traditional place on the Queensland calendar", the first Monday in May.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Australian NT Rules-Out July 1st Public Holiday

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory, Adam Giles, has announced that, despite his 2014 announcement to the contrary, he was dropping the idea of making July 1st, NT's Territory Day, a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's Northern Territory.
  • full story
  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Australian Queensland Labour Day Public Holiday Update

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The recently sworn-in Palaszczuk government of the Australian State of Queensland, has confirmed 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.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Australia 2016 ACT Public Holidays Announced

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2016.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 12
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  • South Australian 2017 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2017.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Western Australia 2017 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2017.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Australia 2017 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2017.
  • full story
  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Australian Victoria Announces New Public Holidays

    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).
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Australian Victoria Rules-Out Public Holidays Changes

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Premier of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Denis Napthine, has stated that the annual non-working public holiday for the Melbourne Cup would remain set on a Tuesday, and that there is no need for a bridge non-working public holiday on the Monday preceding the annual non-working public holiday for the Melbourne Cup.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Australian Victoria Mulls AFL Public Holiday

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Labour leader in the current elections for the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has promised a one-off non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria either the Friday before or the Monday after the 2015 AFL Grand Final weekend.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Western Australia 2014 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian state of Western Australia has announced the date of the upcoming Queen's Birthday annual non-working public holiday in the Australian State of Western Australia.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Australian Victoria 2015-2020 Local Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced an amended list of official local non-working public holidays in some localities in Australia's State of Victoria for the period of 2015-2020.
  • full story
  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Australia Rules-Out Victorian Extra ANZAC 2015 Public Holiday

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - A spokesperson for Premier Denis Napthine's Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Russell Northe, has announced that Monday, April 27, 2015, the Monday following ANZAC Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria.
  • full story
  • May
  • 24
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  • Western Australia 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has amended it previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016, by releasing the official date of the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Australia 2015 ACT Public Holidays Amendments

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Government of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has introduced legislation into the ACT Legislative Assembly which would amend the annual list of non-working public holidays in the ACT by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the ACT for years when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day fall on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Western Australia 2014 Public Holidays Updated

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of Western Australia has updated its list of annual non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2014, with the release of the list of non-metropolitan local authorities which will celebrate the Queen's Birthday public holiday on an alternative date.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • South Australia March Public Holiday Move Blocked

    The Australian (Adelaide) - South Australian Independent MP, Geoff Brock, has decided to support the minority State Government in its refusal to move the annual Adelaide Cup Public Holiday, back to May, thus ending the hopes of returning the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday to May, for the foreseeable future.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Australia 2016 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2016.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 11
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  • South Australian 2016 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2016.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Australia 2015 ACT Public Holidays Announced

    ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during the calendar year 2015.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Announced

    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 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Australian NT 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published the list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2015.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 7
  • full story
  • Australian 2016 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2016 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2016.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Australian G20 Brisbane Public Holiday Voted

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The one-off G20 public holiday announced last June by the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has been voted into law by the Queensland parliament.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Australian 2014 Brisbane Public Holiday Update

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - An Australian State of Queensland parliamentary committee examining legislation for the previously-announced G20 2014 one-off non-working public holiday in Brisbane has led the Queensland State Government to announce that it may reconsider the G20 public holiday in Brisbane.
  • full story
  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Australia Releases 2015-2017 NT Regional Public Holidays

    Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has announced the dates of the regional public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the years 2015-2017.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Australian State of Origin Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    The Brisbane Times (Brisbane) - The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday to celebrate Queensland's eighth consecutive Stae of Origin championship win.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Australia Adds 2014 Brisbane Public Holiday

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that Friday, November 14, 2014, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday because of the G20 Leaders Summit.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Australia Mulls Public Holidays Cap

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Attorney-General of the Australian State of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie, has confirmed that the federal government of Australia had asked for his input on a proposal to limit the number of public holidays in Australia to 11 in a given year, by dropping the extra public holiday that is declared when Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year's Day fall on a weekend.
  • full story
  • Apr
  • 26
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  • No Australian Queensland Public Holiday Monday

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) - The Attorney-General of the Australian State of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie, has issued a communiqué announcing that as per last fall's amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, the Labour Day public holiday, in the State of Queensland, was no longer in May as it had been moved to the first Monday in October.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • South Australian Easter Public Holiday Update

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Adelaide) - A spokesman for Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that despite last year's amendments to the public holidays in South Australia, there is "no intention to remove Sundays as a public holiday in the immediate future".
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Australian Victoria 2015 Public Holidays

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Australia 2015 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2015.
  • full story
  • Feb
  • 18
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  • South Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released

    Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide) - The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2015.
  • full story
  • Feb
  • 13
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  • South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2015

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that, despite lobbying by the South Australian Jockey Club, the second Monday of March non-working public holiday (often referred to as Adelaide Cup Day) will remain in March until 2015, at least.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Western Australia 2016 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has followed its recent announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015, by releasing the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Western Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Australian 2015 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released the list of 2015 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2015.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • South Australia To Review Half-Day Public Holidays

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, Russell Wortley, has announced that his ministry had asked Fair Work Australia to review the 2 half-day public holidays declared as part of last spring's amendments to the Holidays Act 1910 (SA).
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Australia Rules-Out Tasmania Cup Public Holiday

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - Workplace Relations Minister of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has stated that the government of the Australian State of Tasmania had no intentions of also making Melbourne Cup day a Tasmanian non-working public holiday.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended

    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 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 had finally been 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.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 13
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  • South Australian Public Holidays Amendments Update

    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.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Australian Queensland 2013 Public Holidays Change Confirmed

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) - The Attorney-General of the government of the Australian state of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie, has confirmed that the amendment of the Queensland state public holidays legislation which would see the return of the Queen's Birthday public holiday to its pre-2012 date, and a move of the Labor Day public holiday to October, would take effect in 2013.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Australian 2015 Queensland Public Holidays

    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 its state public holidays for 2015.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) - The cabinet of the government of the Australian state of Queensland has given its approval to a further amendment of the Queensland state public holidays legislation which would see the return of the Queen's Birthday public holiday to its pre-2012 date, and a move of the Labor Day public holiday to October.
  • full story
  • Jul
  • 23
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  • South Australian Public Holidays Amendments

    The Australian (Adelaide) - South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, has announced that the public holidays review he had commissioned, earlier this year, was complete with recommendations on changes to South Australian public holidays to reduce the crowding of events in March.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Australian 2014 Public Holiday For G20

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) - A spokesperson for the Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that a public holiday would also be considered in conjunction with the G20 being held in Brisbane in 2014.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Australian Queensland Public Holidays Update

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) - The current Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that he was open to a further revision of the Queensland public holidays change voted last year by the former Labor government.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Australia 2014 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales for the calendar year 2014.
  • full story
  • May
  • 28
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  • Western Australia 2014-2015 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of the Australian state of Western Australia has proclaimed the dates of the Queen's Birthday public holiday for the calendar years 2014 and 2015, in the State of Western Australia.
  • full story
  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Australia 2014 ACT Public Holidays

    ACT Government Chief Minister's Department (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during the calendar year 2014.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Australia Renames Foundation Day Public Holiday

    The Parliament of Western Australia (Perth) - Yesterday, the Parliament of Western Australia passed a law that will rename the annual "Foundation Day" non-working state public holiday as "WA Day", effective immediately.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Australia Adds 2 SA Public Holidays

    The Australian (Adelaide) - The South Australian Government has made a deal with independent MPs to ensure passage of its currently-proposed amendments to the official legislation governing non-working public holidays in the Australian state of South Australia.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Australian SA Public Holidays Reviewed

    The Government of South Australia (Adelaide) - The South Australian Government has announced that it plans to review and amend the official legislation governing non-working public holidays in the Australian state of South Australia.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Australian 2014 Public Holidays In Victoria

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2014.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Western Australia 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth) - The Government of Western Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2014.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Australian 2014 Public Holidays In Tasmania

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released the list of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2014.
  • full story

2011

  • Dec
  • 3
  • full story
  • Australian Queensland Public Holidays Revision Gazetted

    The State of Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Brisbane) - Last month's announced revision of the list of public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland have now been officially gazetted, with immediate effect.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Australia NT Additional Public Holiday In January

    Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted Sunday, January 1, 2012, as a additional public holiday, in addition to the 2012, January 2, day in lieu public holiday on the following Monday.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 25
  • full story
  • Australia Public Holiday To Commemorate 2011 Floods

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - A public holiday has been declared in Australia's State of Queensland on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, to commemorate the first anniversary of the flash floods that occurred at the beginning of this year in Queensland's Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Australia Declares 2 Year-End NT Public Holidays

    Northern Territory Government (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day as public holidays, in addition to this year's day in lieu public holidays on the following Monday.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes Published

    The State of Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Brisbane) - The Department of Justice of Australia's State of Queensland has published a revised schedule of 2011-2014 state public holidays following last week's announced revision of Queensland state public holidays beginning in 2012.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes

    The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) - The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, has finally announced her government's decision as regards the moving the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday to the second half of the year in the Australian State of Queensland.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Australia Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Update

    The Brisbane Times (Brisbane) - Earlier today, the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, released a discussion paper which suggests moving the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday to the second half of the year.
  • full story
  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Australia 2013 NSW Public Holidays Released

    NSW Government (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales for the calendar year 2013.
  • full story
  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Australia Rules-Out Cadel Evan Public Holiday

    The Herald Sun (Melbourne) - Australia's Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has announced that, contrary to widespread rumours, she would not declare a one-off public holiday to celebrate the upcoming assured victory of Cadel Evan in this year's Tour de France bicycle race.
  • full story
  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Australia's Victoria Opposition Calls For Extra Public Holiday

    Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) - The leader of the opposition of Australia's State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has announced that he would support the push for an extra public holiday to celebrate AFL Grand Final week, if he became premier.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Australian 2013 Public Holidays In Victoria

    State Government of Victoria (Melbourne) - The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2013.
  • full story
  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Australian Victoria Public Holidays Amendment Passed

    Premier of Victoria (State Government of Victoria) - The Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2011 has successfully passed through the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Australia's State of Victoria, thus becoming law.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Australia Public Holidays Amendment In Victoria

    Legislative Council of Victoria (State of Victoria) - The Parliament of Australia's State of Victoria has passed on first reading "A Bill for an Act to amend the Public Holidays Act 1993 and for other purposes".
  • full story
  • May
  • 15
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  • Australia 2014 Queensland Public Holidays

    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 its state public holidays for 2014.
  • full story
  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Australian April 26 TAS Public Holiday Clarification

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Workplace Relations Minister of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has issues a last-minute, Sunday afternoon, press release clarifying the observance of the Easter Tuesday public holiday in Tasmania.
  • full story
  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Australia Headed Towards Melbourne Cup Public Holiday Chaos

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business of the Australian State of Victoria, Louise Asher, has announced that legislation will be introduced to the Victorian Parliament this week to allow regional councils to nominate either one full day or two half-day public holidays as substitutes for Melbourne Cup Day.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Australia Rules-Out Extending Easter Public Holiday

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Deputy Premier of Australia's State of Victoria, Peter Ryan, has announced that the State of Victoria was adamantly against the idea of extending the declaration of Easter Sunday as a Public holiday to Victoria.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Will Remain In March

    Adelaide Now (Adelaide) - The Racing Minister of Australia's State of South Australia, Tom Kenyon, has confirmed that, in the future, the South Australian government would not move the Adelaide Cup public holiday back to the month of May.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Australia 2013 ACT Public Holidays

    ACT Government Chief Minister's Department (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2013.
  • full story
  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Australia Rejects Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Change

    Adelaide Now (Adelaide) - The Premier of Australia's State of South Australia, Mike Rann, has announced that the Cabinet had once again resolved not to change the date of the upcoming Adelaide Cup public holiday.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 30
  • full story
  • Australia Declares Christmas Day Public Holiday In ACT

    The Sydney Morning Herald (Canberra) - The Industrial Relations Minister for Australia's ACT, Katy Gallagher, has announced that the ACT government had also agreed to declare Saturday, December 25, 2010, as a public holiday.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Australia Votes Tasman Public Holidays Bill

    Workplace Standards Tasmania (Hobart) - The Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2010 has been passed by both houses of the Parliament of Australia's State of Tasmania.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Australia Declares Additional NT Christmas Public Holiday

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Public Employment Minister of Australia's Northern Territory, Chris Burns, has announced that Saturday, December 25, 2010, would be an official public holiday in the Northern Territory.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Australian ANZAC Day Public Holiday Update

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The proposal by the Tasmanian Government to grant a supplementary public holiday when Anzac Day falls on a Sunday or Easter Monday, has been rejected again by the Tasmanian Legislative Council.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Australian Bill To Revise NSW Public Holidays

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales, Kristina Keneally, has introduced the "Public Holidays Bill 2010" to amend and clarify the status of public holidays in NSW.
  • full story
  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Australia Declares 2011 CHOGM Public Holiday

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Perth) - The Premier of Australia's State of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, has announced that next year's Queen's Birthday public holiday would be moved from its scheduled date of Monday, October 3, 2011, to Friday, October 28, 2011.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Australia Extends 5-day Easter Public Holidays

    Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Brisbane) - The Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations for Australia's state of Queensland, Cameron Dick, has approved a substituted public holiday for Easter Monday on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Australia To Fully Harmonize ANZAC Public Holiday

    Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart) - The Minister for Workplace Relations of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has tabled a bill in Parliament that would include provision for a substitute public holiday for ANZAC Day when it falls on a Sunday or on Easter Monday.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Australia Declares Easter Regional Public Holiday

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - The Premier of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW), Kristina Keneally, announced today that the NSW Government would become the first jurisdiction in Australia to recognize Easter Sunday as a public holiday.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Australia Declares 2 Additional Regional Public Holidays

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Brisbane) - The Parliament of Australia's State of Queensland has amended the Holidays Act 1983 to provide for the observance of two public holidays for Christmas Day 2010 and for two public holidays for New Year's Day 2011.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Australian ANZAC Public Holiday Being Reconsidered By Tasmania

    The Mercury (Hobart) - The Workplace Relations Minister of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has announced that the State Government is drafting an amendment to the "Statutory Holidays Amendment Act 2000" which will include a provision to provide a substitute public holiday for Anzac Day when it falls on a Sunday or on Easter Monday.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Australian NT Announces 2012-2014 Public Holidays

    NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin) - The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published the Government Gazette No. G35 which lists public holidays from 2012 to 2014 in Australia's Northern Territory.
  • full story
  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Australia To Declare Double Year-End Regional Public Holidays

    Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Brisbane) - The Government of Australia's State of Queensland has introduced legislation to provide for the observance of 2 public holidays for Christmas Day on December 25 and 28, 2010, and for 2 public holidays for New Years Day, on January 1 and 3, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Australian NT Announces April 26 Public Holiday

    Northern Territory Government (Darwin) - The Minister for Public Employment of Australia's Northern Territory, Chris Burns, has announced that a public holiday would be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Australian ACT 2012 Public Holidays

    ACT Government Chief Minister's Department (Canberra) - The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Australia Rules-Out Queensland Day Public Holiday

    The Brisbane Times (Brisbane) - The Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, has ruled-out the declaration of a new, June 6, Queensland Day, public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Australia Keeps Adelaide Cup Public Holiday In March

    Premier of South Australia (Adelaide) - South Australia's Minister for Industrial Relations, Paul Holloway, has announced that the 2011 Adelaide Cup public holiday would be, once again, observed in March, specifically on Monday, March 14, 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Australian ACT Announces April 26 Public Holiday

    Jon Stanhope (Chief Minister Australian Capital Territory) - The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jon Stanhope, has officially announced that Tuesday, April 26, 2011, would also be a public holiday in the ACT.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • South Australia 5-Day Easter Public Holidays In 2011

    Adelaide Now (Adelaide) - South Australia's Industrial Relations Minister, Paul Holloway, has announced that the government of Australia's State of South Australia had declared Tuesday, April 26, 2011, as a one-off public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Western Australia Gazettes Upcoming Regional Public Holidays

    Western Australia Department of Commerce (Perth) - The Government of Western Australia has gazetted alternative dates to observe the Queen's Birthday public holiday in some parts of Western Australia.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Australia Considering Additional NSW Public Holiday

    The Australian (Sydney) - The Premier of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW), Kristina Keneally, has confirmed that the NSW government was in talks with unions over a possible extra public holiday, without committing to any change.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • South Australia Announces 5-Day Easter Public Holiday In 2011

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Adelaide) - South Australia's Industrial Relations Minister, Paul Holloway, has announced that, in all likelihood, in 2011, South Australia will get a 5-day period of public holidays, from Good Friday to Easter Tuesday, inclusively, due to the fact that the Anzac Day public holiday will coincide with the Easter Monday public holiday in 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Australian ANZAC Public Holiday Day In Lieu Update

    Tasmanian Government Media Release (Hobart) - The Minister for Workplace Relations for the Australian state of Tasmania, Lisa Singh, has issued a communique reiterating the Government's commitment to legislating for a substitute public holiday for ANZAC Day when it falls on a Sunday or on Easter Monday.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Australia Gazettes 2010 Northern Territory Public Holidays

    Northern Territory Government Gazette (Darwin) - The government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted its official list of 2010 public holidays, including the local Show Day public holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Australia's Queensland Clarifies Christmas 2010 Public Holidays

    The Brisbane Times (Brisbane) - The Attorney General of Australia's State of Queensland, Cameron Dick, has announced that, following his intervention, Queensland will have two days off work in lieu of the Christmas and Boxing Day public holidays, which fall on a weekend in 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Australia SA Shops To Close On Boxing Day

    News.com.au (Adelaide) - The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian state of South Australia, Paul Caica, has announced that shops would not be allowed to open on December 26, 2009, even though December 26 is not listed as a public holiday this year.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Australia's ATA CAlls For Uniform Nationwide Public Holidays

    Australasian Transport News (ATN) - The Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Trevor Martyn, has written to Treasurer Wayne Swan calling for uniform public holidays across all of Australia's states and territories.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Australia Announces December 28 NSW Public Holiday

    The Armidale Express (Armidale) - The Executive Director of the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) Industrial Relations, Don Jones, has confirmed that Monday, December 28, has been gazetted as the 2009 Boxing Day public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Australia's Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Update

    The Westender (Brisbane) - The QPSU (union of public sector workers of Australia's State of Queensland) is calling on the state government to consider shifting the Queen's Birthday public holiday to the first Monday in October.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Australian ANZAC Public Holiday Legislation Rejected By Tasmania

    The Examiner (Hobart) - The Legislative Council of Australia's State of Tasmania has rejected pending legislation which proposed that whenever Anzac Day fell on any Sunday or on Easter Monday, the following day would be made a day in lieu public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Australia Tables ACT Public Holiday Change Bill

    ACT Chief Minister Website (Canberra) - The Minister for Industrial Relations of Australia's ACT territory, John Hargreaves, has tabled "The Holidays (Family and Community Day) Amendment Bill 2009" which will change the date of the Family and Community Day public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Australia To Close NSW Shops On Public Holidays

    AAP (Sydney) - Australia's State of New South Wales has passed laws that ban most shops from opening on public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Australia's ACT Moves November Public Holiday

    ABC (Canberra) - The government of Australia's Australia Capital Territory (ACT) has finally decided on the future of the November, Family and Community Day public holiday, moving its date to the first week of the September/October school holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Australia Regional Public Holidays Update

    Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Brisbane) - The government of Australia's State of Queensland has officialized the date of Monday, December 28, 2009, as a day in lieu substitute public holiday for Christmas Day which falls on a Saturday in 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Australia NSW Public Holidays Review Update

    The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney) - The government of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) has received an intermediate options paper as part of the review into public holidays that fall on a weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Australia ACT Family Day Public Holiday Update

    School of Journalism at the University of Canberra (ACT) - This year, the Australian "state" of ACT will have had 11 public holidays, one more than any other jurisdiction in Australia, and three more than the neighboring State of NSW, re-igniting the debate as to whether to keep the recently added Family and Community Day public holiday and if so, whether to move its observance.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Australia Northern Territory Public Holiday Update

    Northern Territory News (Darwin) - The Northern Territory Committee co-chair, Fran Kilgariff, has responded for recent calls for Territory Day to become a public holiday by saying that such a public holiday would be fitting "when we do become a state".
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Australia ANZAC Day In Lieu Public Holiday Tasmanian Update

    Workplace Standards Tasmania (Hobart) - The Workplace Standards of Australia's state of Tasmania has released a document detailing the implementation of the day in lieu public holidays to be given under pending legislation, when ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Western Australia Premier Wants Foundation Day Public Holiday Review

    Western Australia Today (Perth) - Western Australia State Premier, Colin Barnett, is reported to be considering a review of Western Australia's Foundation Day public holiday.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Australia To Review NSW Public Holidays

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Sydney) - Australia's New South Wales Industrial Relations Minister, John Hatzistergos, has announced a review into public holidays that fall on a weekend. The review will be headed by law Professor, Joellen Riley, and the report is due in October 2009.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Australia Agfest Public Holiday Update

    The Examiner (Hobart) - The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) has come out against a, recently discussed, Tasmania-wide, state public holiday for Agfest.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Australia's Victoria State Clarifies Melbourne Cup Public Holiday Coverage

    myZOO (Melbourne) - The government of Australia's State of Victoria has ruled out changes that would have allowed some towns to take the Melbourne Cup public holiday on another, municipally significant, day.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Australia To Review ACT's Family And Community Public Holiday

    Australia Broadcasting Corporation (Canberra) - The Government of Australia's ACT (Australian Capital Territory) is inviting its residents to have their say on the future of the, early November, Family and Community Day public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Australia ANZAC Day Public Holiday Update

    ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - The State Government of the Australian State of Tasmania has finally announced it will introduce legislation creating a Monday day in lieu public holiday when ANZAC Day (April 25) falls on a Sunday, or a Tuesday when the day coincides with Easter Monday.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Australia April 27 NSW School Public Holiday

    ABC (Sydney) - Due to an error in the school calendar gazetted 5 years ago, the public schools in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) will get a day in lieu public holiday on April 27, 2009, to compensate the fact that the ANZAC Day public holiday falls on a Saturday in 2009.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Australia Boxing Day Day In Lieu Confirmed For NSW

    Australian Associated Press (Sydney) - After much prevarication, the Premier of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW), Nathan Rees, has finally announced that the State government will gazette an additional public holiday on Monday, December 28, 2009, to compensate the fact that the Boxing Day public holiday falls on a Saturday in 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Australia Refusing To Confirm December 28 NSW Day In Lieu

    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - The State Government of Australia's New South Wales, announced on Saturday that it would not commit to guarantee a day in lieu public holiday for Boxing Day, despite all other states declaring an official public holiday for Monday, December 28, 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Australia's PM Rules Out Australia Day Date Change

    Herald Sun (Melbourne) - Both Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull, have rejected calls to change the date of the Australia Day public holiday, made yesterday by 2009 Australian of the Year, Mick Dodson.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Australia Harmonizes ANZAC Day Public Holiday Day In Lieu Rules

    Australian Associated Press - The Council for the Australian Federation (CAF) has finally announced the long-awaited agreement to harmonize the treatment of the ANZAC Day public holiday, across all Australian states and territories, when ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Western Australia Announces Queen's Birthday Public Holiday 2011-2013

    Government of Western Australia (DOCEP) - The Labour Relations Executive Director for the Australian State of Western Australia, Bob Horstman, has published a circular proclaiming the official dates of the Queen's Birthday public holiday for 2011-2013.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Australia ANZAC Day Public Holiday Confirmed Fixed In NT And QLD

    ABC (Darwin) - The Chief Minister of Australia's Northern Territory State, Paul Henderson, has confirmed that as per the state public holidays law, no day in lieu public holiday would be given for ANZAC day which, in 2009, falls on a Saturday.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Australia Announces Dates Of NT Local Public Holidays

    Northern Territory State Government Gazette - The government of the Australia Northern Territory State has gazetted the list of 2009 official public holidays throughout the state, including the local public holidays.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Australia Row Over 2009 ANZAC Day Public Holiday

    The Brisbane Times (Brisbane) - After yesterday's final confirmation of 2009 public holidays' dates in Australia's State of Queensland, Workers' Unions are demanding that a day in lieu public holiday be declared on Monday, April 27, 2009, to compensate the fact that ANZAC day falls on a Saturday, in 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Australia's ACT Reconsidering Melbourne Cup Public Holiday For 2009

    Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - Following widespread complaints from the restaurant and business communities, Australia Capital Territory's Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, has said that his government was committed to the Melbourne Cup public holiday (locally called Family and Community Day) but that, while the public holiday should remain, its date will be reconsidered.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Australia Extra ANZAC Public Holiday In 2010 And 2011

    Press Office of the Premier of Victoria (Melbourne) - The Premier of Australia's State of Victoria, John Brumby, has announced that Victorians would have a substitute public holiday for ANZAC Day in 2010 and 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Australia Moving Towards A Harmonization Of ANZAC Day Public Holiday

    Tasmanian Government Communications (Hobart) - The Government of Australia's State of Tasmania is considering allowing a day off work when ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday. This, in line with a recent principle agreement at the Federal level stating that all states should seek to harmonize their treatment of public holidays that fall on a Sunday.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Australia's Victoria Premier Rules Out Royal Melbourne Show Public Holiday Restoration

    The Age (Melbourne) - Victoria State Premier, John Brumby, has ruled out bringing back a public holiday for the Royal Melbourne Show, as had been requested by the head of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Mark O'Sullivan.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Australia Extends Melbourne Cup Public Holiday To Entire Victoria State

    The Advertiser (Bendigo, VIC) - Late last month, the Victoria State government introduced the Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2008 to compensate regional Victorians in 28 regional councils which do not observe the Melbourne Cup public holiday or offer an alternative paid day off.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Australia's Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Back In The News

    ABC News - Tasmanian Liberal Senator, Guy Barnett, has suggested reforms to the Queen's Birthday public holiday, namely moving it to a more relevant date, such as the monarch's actual birthday in April or even to September 1 (National Wattle Day) or International Volunteers Day, on September 5.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • West Australia's Parliament To Consider Renaming Foundation Day Public Holiday

    The West Australian (Perth) - A private member's Bill was introduced to the WA State Parliament, proposing to change the name of the first Monday in June, Foundation Day public holiday to Western Australia Day.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Australia Considering Additional NSW Public Holiday

    ABC News - The State Government of New South Wales (NSW) is said to be considering a new state-wide public holiday to compensate for the recently announced decision by Federal Workplace Relations Minister, Julia Gillard, to deem industry-wide picnic days illegal under Labor's new workplace laws.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Australia's Queensland State Considers Moving Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

    The Courier Mail - The Government of Australia's State of Queensland is considering shifting the statewide Queen's Birthday public holiday from the second Monday in June to a date in October, beginning in 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Australia: Melbourne Cup Day To Become Statewide Public Holiday

    The Age (Melbourne) - Earlier today, the government of Victoria announced that legislation would be introduced into state parliament to make Melbourne Cup Day a public holiday across the entire state, starting in 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Status Report On Australia's Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

    The Canberra Times - Tomorrow, for the first time, the Melbourne Cup public holiday will be celebrated in 2 of Australia's states; Victoria (with capital Melbourne) and the ACT (Australian Capital Territory).
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Australia's Melbourne Cup Public Holiday Could Be Cancelled This Year

    AAP - Victoria State Premier, John Brumby, has refused to guarantee that Melbourne Cup Day would remain a public holiday in 2007, if this year's Melbourne Cup Race is canceled due to the current epidemic of equine influenza (horse flu).
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Australia's ACT Ready To Declare New November Public Holiday

    The Age (Melbourne) - The ACT government has gone through the final steps needed to make Melbourne Cup Day (the first Tuesday in November) a public holiday in the ACT, though it has finally been decided to name it Family and Community Day.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Australia 2008 Daylight Saving Time Changes

    The Age - Beginning in 2008, DST (Daylight Saving Time) in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, will end on the first Sunday of April and will begin on the first Sunday in October.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Australia APEC Public Holiday Clarification

    Brisbane Times - The NSW parliament has passed laws aiming at clarifying both labour and opening hours issues related to the APEC, one-off, public holiday of September 7, 2007.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Australia: Sydney's APEC Disturbances Will Extend to September 6 and 10

    ABC News - It has been announced that President Bush will meet the leaders of China and Russia before the September 7-9, APEC meeting, and will then remain in Sydney for further talks after the summit, ensuring continued disturbances for Sydney-siders, at both ends of the APEC summit.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Australia's ACT Confirms New November Public Holiday

    ABC Online - The ACT Government has confirmed Melbourne Cup day will be the public holiday that replaces the union picnic day that was scrapped under the Federal Government's WorkChoices legislation.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Australia Upcoming DST Changes

    National Australia Bank - Daylight Saving time will end (ie. clocks move back one hour), this Sunday, 25th March 2007, at 2 am, in the following Australian states: Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT, Western Australia and South Australia. Note that Queensland and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Australia: More APEC Public Holiday Woes

    Sydney Morning Herald - Last year the NSW and federal governments declared Friday, September 7, 2007, would be a public holiday for employees who work in the Sydney metropolitan area, to help minimize disruption during the APEC summit. Following earlier reports that the State Government's one-off APEC holiday was in disarray, the NSW government will draft legislation to ensure no workers lose a day's pay as a result of the APEC public holiday, as "a small number of awards do not recognize a regional public holiday", provided the Labor Party is re-elected in the intervening election.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Australia's APEC Public Holiday Woes

    The Daily Telegraph - The State Government's plan to give part of Sydney a public holiday while making the rest of NSW work is in disarray, with businesses refusing to close their doors and give competitors in neighboring suburbs an advantage.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Australia Restricting APEC Public Holiday To Sydney

    Sydney Morning Herald - The New South Wales Government says that the September 7, one-off, public holiday for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will only apply to Sydney (residents in the Sydney metropolitan and surrounding areas, including suburbs as far as Penrith in the west and Camden in the south-west).
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2006

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Australia Pondering Extent Of APEC Public Holiday

    Sydney Morning Herald - NSW Premier Morris Iemma will make a decision in the next few weeks as to whether just Sydney or the whole of NSW will get a public holiday during September's APEC summit. Mr Iemma confirmed a public holiday would be necessary on Friday, September 7, so security forces could close down most of the city's streets for the meeting of 21 Asia-Pacific leaders.
  • full story
  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Australia To Host APEC Events In 8 Cities

    The Mercury (Hobart) - Prime Minister John Howard will today announce Hobart as one of eight Australian cities to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum next year. Hobart will host the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting and Working Group from March 4-9, 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Australia's Tasmania State Braced For Royal Hobart Show Public Holiday

    The Mercury (Hobart) - Hobart will slow to a crawl at the end of the week as thousands of city workers flex off on Friday to enjoy a rare four-day weekend (October 26-29). And Thursday's Royal Hobart Show public holiday is expected to cost the Tasmanian economy $10 million when the south of the state shuts down.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Australia Summer Time Rule Change In Tasmania

    Parliament of Tasmania (Hobart) - Tasmania daylight saving time will begin on Sunday October 1st, 2006.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Australia One-Off APEC Summit Public Holiday In 2007

    The Australian - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting: NSW will get an extra public holiday next year when Sydney hosts world leaders at an international summit, Premier Morris Iemma says.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Australia Gazettes Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Change

    South Australian Proclamations and Notices (Adelaide) - The government of the Australian State of South Australia has officially gazetted the change in the date of the 2007 Adelaide Cup Day and related public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Australia Confirms Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Date Change

    Government of South Australia - South Australia's Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, has announced that the public holiday for the 2007 Adelaide Cup will be Monday, March 12, 2007, and that it is the government's intention to schedule the Adelaide Cup public holiday annually on the second Monday in March each year.
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2005

  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Date Change

    South Australian Jockey Club (Adelaide) - The South Australian government has confirmed that, in 2006, the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday would be shifted to the second Monday in March.
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2004

  • May
  • 21
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  • Australia To Consider Changing Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday Date

    ABC (Adelaide) - The South Australian Jockey Club has suggested moving the Adelaide Cup, and associated public holiday, from its current May date, to a warmer part of the year.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Autralia ANZAC Day Public Holiday Update

    AAP General News (Melbourne) - The Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) has announced that it had rejected the request by the Victorian Trades Hall Council which sought an extra public holiday on Monday, April 26, 2004, in lieu of Anzac Day, which falls on Sunday this year.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Australia's Victoria Unions Asking For April 26 Public Holiday

    AAP General News (Melbourne) - Victoria State trade unions are seeking an extra public holiday in lieu of Anzac Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.
  • full story
  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Australia's NSW Declares Year-End Day In Lieu Public Holidays

    AAP General News (Sydney) - The Commerce Minister of Austtralia's State of New South Wales (with capital, Sydney) has announced that 2 additional year-end public holidays will be granted, due to the fact that Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on a Saturday.
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2003

  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Australia's NSW Declares Day In Lieu For Australia Day Public Holiday

    AAP (Sydney) - The Special Minister for State of Australia's NSW, John Della Bosca, has announced that a public holiday had been gazetted in NSW for Monday, January 27, 2003, giving residents a long weekend to celebrate Australia Day.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Australia Day 2003 Day In Lieu In Victoria

    AAP (Melbourne) - A spokeswoman for the Victorian state government announced that Monday, January 27, 2003, would be an official public holiday, in lieu of January 26, which falls on a Sunday this year.
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2002

  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Australia Day 2002 Victoria Day In Lieu Confirmed

    AAP (Melbourne) - The Acting Premier of Australia's Victoria State, John Thwaites, has announced that the Australia Day long weekend, abolished by the former Kennett government in 1993, had been reinstated on the Victorian calendar, due to the fact that Australia Day this year falls on a Saturday.
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2001

  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Australia Day Moved By Victoria In 2002

    AAP (Melbourne) - A Victoria State government spokesman has announced that a public holiday for the January 26 Australia Day public holiday had been gazetted instead for Monday, January 28, 2002.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Australia Day In Lieu For NSW Australia Day 2002

    AAP General News (Sydney) - The Minister for Industrial Relations of Australia's State of NSW, John Della Bosca, announced that the Monday after Australia Day 2002, had been declared a public holiday throughout the state.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Australia To Rename Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday

    AAP General News (Sydney) - The Heritage Minister of Australia's South Australian State, Iain Evans, has announced that the upcoming Adelaide Cup Day public holiday had been renamed "Adelaide Cup Carnival and Volunteers Day".
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1999

  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Australian Unions Want Millenium Public Holiday

    AAP General News (Sydney) - Unions in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) have asked the Carr government to declare Friday, December 31, 1999, as a one-off, Millenium public holiday.
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See also: Australia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Australia)