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Australia Considering Additional NSW Public Holiday

Source: The Australian (Sydney)
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010

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.

Predictably, NSW Business Chamber spokesman Paul Ritchie urged the government not to take the unions' demands seriously.

For its part, Unions NSW says NSW workers get one less holiday than their colleagues in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT, in part due to the 2006 cancellation of the August Picnic Day public holiday, under the Federal Government's WorkChoices legislation. The ACT did replace the Picnic Day public holiday by a November public holiday (2007-04-05), but this has, so far, not been the case in NSW (2009-07-08).

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