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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.
This public holiday, which coincides with Victoria State's Melbourne Cup Day public holiday, was introduced to the Australian Capital Territory in late 2007 (2007-07-30 and 2007-11-05). Its long-term future, however has always been uncertain (2008-11-03).
ACT's Minister for Industrial Relations, John Hargreaves, said that one of the options being considered as a replacement for the Family and Community Day public holiday is the Monday after the Floriade festival begins, but that in any case, for 2009, the holiday would be held on Melbourne Cup day in November.
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