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Australian Queensland Mulls Further Public Holidays Amendments
 
(Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018)

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)

LNP member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, who as Queensland attorney-general moved Labour Day to October, announced at the LNP state convention that he would support the winning motion to switch back the Labour Day and Queen's Birthday non-working public holidays of Queensland.

Shortly after its election (15-Feb-2015), the Palaszczuk government of the Australian State of Queensland, had confirmed, and then re-confirmed (13-Mar-2015), that it was planning to make further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, so that the Labour Day annual public holiday, in the State of Queensland, would no longer be observed on the first Monday in October. Beginning in 2016, as per the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015", in Queensland, Labour Day non-working public holiday would be held on the first Monday of May, and the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday would be held on the first Monday in October (14-Oct-2015).

This was a reversal, in part, of the previous tinkering with Queensland's public holidays (11-Sep-2012, 20-Aug-2012 and 12-Jun-2012), whereby the preceding Newman government had announced further amendments to the Holidays Act 1983, whereby from 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday were changed, while four years before that (03-Dec-2011, 08-Nov-2011 and 05-Nov-2011), the Bligh Labor government of the Australian State of Queensland amended the 2016 public holidays in Queensland (20-Nov-2013), 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.

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 2013-11-20: Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Announced
 2012-09-11: Australian Queensland 2013 Public Holidays Change Confirmed
 2012-08-20: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again
 2012-06-12: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Update
 2011-12-03: Australian Queensland Public Holidays Revision Gazetted
 2011-11-08: Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes Published
 2011-11-05: Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes


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