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ACT 2016 Public Holidays Amended

Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra)
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: March 13, 2022


The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, has announced that, beginning in 2016, it would add Easter Sunday to its annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The aforementioned announcement would thus amend the annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2016, as released by the Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), earlier this year (2015-01-21).

The initial list (2014-01-04) of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2015, was also amended, last year (2014-05-08).

Five years ago (2010-10-13), the Premier of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW), Kristina Keneally, announced that NSW would become the first jurisdiction in Australia to recognize Easter Sunday as a public holiday, effective in 2011.

Then, more recently (2015-08-17, 2015-07-08, 2014-12-01, and 2014-10-27), the Small Business Minister of the Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, announced that the expected declaration of 2 new annual public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria (on the day of the AFL Grand Final parade, and on Easter Sunday), would soon be officially announced in the government gazette.



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