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Australia Adds 2 SA Public Holidays

Source: The Australian (Adelaide)
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 5, 2019


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.

The aforementioned changes to the current Holidays Act 1910 (SA) were announced earlier this month (2012-03-04), and will include part-day public holidays on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Years Eve (December 31) as well as the removal of Sundays from the definition of what constitutes a non-working public holiday in the Australian state of South Australia.

Note, however, that these new December 24 and December 31 public holidays will only apply from 19:00 (7pm) to midnight.

The last change to the official list of non-working public holiday in the Australian state of South Australia was in 2006, when the 2007 Adelaide Cup public holiday was moved from May to March (2006-08-31 and 2006-07-12) where it has stayed since then (2010-07-15, 2011-01-24, and 2011-03-14).



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