Australia Extends Melbourne Cup Public Holiday To Entire Victoria State
Source:The Advertiser (Bendigo, VIC)
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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.
This bill, which amends the Public Holidays Act 1993, will bring bring these 28 rural councils in line with the 31 metropolitan councils which celebrate Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday in November, giving all Victorian 11 public holidays a year instead of 10.
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