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Queensland Public Holidays Update

Source: The Courier-Mail (Brisbane)
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: January 6, 2022

The current Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that he was open to a further revision of the Queensland public holidays change voted last year by the former Labor government.

In the aforementioned statement, the Queensland Premier said that he personally backed a public holiday restructure that would see Labour Day moved to October, and that, at any rate, the existing calendar needed to be re-examined, given the glut of public holidays in the first half of year.

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.

However, in recent weeks the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been complaining that this now leaves Queensland with 2 annual non-working public holidays dates that differ from the rest of Australia. The Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry would favor keeping the Queen's Birthday in June and moving Labour Day from May to October.

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