Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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.
Apart from the aforementioned exception, there is no day in lieu given in NSW (and some other states) when the ANZAC Day public holiday falls on a Saturday, as was re-iterated by the government last December (2008-12-16).
Note, however, that, starting next year, there will be a nation-wide harmonization of the treatment of cases when ANZAC Day the ANZAC Day public holiday falls on a weekend day (2009-01-15).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Australia April 27 NSW School Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.