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Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again

Source: The Courier-Mail (Brisbane)
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: January 6, 2022

The cabinet of the government of the Australian state of Queensland has given its approval to a further amendment of the Queensland state public holidays legislation which would see the return of the Queen's Birthday public holiday to its pre-2012 date, and a move of the Labor Day public holiday to October.

In June (2012-06-12), the Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, had announced that the existing state public holidays calendar needed to be re-examined, given the glut of public holidays in the first half of year, and that he personally backed a public holiday restructure that would see Queensland's Labour Day moved to October.

Last year (2011-12-03 and 2011-11-05) the former government of the Australian State of Queensland had amended the state public holidays law so that, beginning in 2012, the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday would be moved from the 2nd Monday in June to the 1st Monday in October, while on the same occasion, a one-off public holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee would be observed in June 2012 in Queensland.

The Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry had been complaining that Queensland now had 2 annual non-working public holidays dates that differ from the rest of Australia.

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