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Australian Victoria Rejects ANZAC Public Holiday Changes
 
(Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2018)

Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne)

A survey conducted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, concerning possible changes to the ANZAC Day public holiday, in view of reflecting the frontier conflicts between Indigenous people and early settlers, was approved by only a third of respondents.

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, the former Family and Community Day public holiday (05-Feb-2017, 07-Dec-2015, 21-Jan-2015, 10-Apr-2012, 02-Mar-2011, 26-Jul-2010, 16-Oct-2009, 30-Jul-2007), was recently replaced with a new "Reconciliation Day" ACT public holiday, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum whose result led to amendments to the Australian constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and make them subject to Commonwealth law (13-Sep-2017, 17-Aug-201728-Aug-2016 and 08-Jun-2016).

Last summer (06-Aug-2017), in neighboring NSW, the Shadow Minister for Human Services of the Labor Party of Australia's State of New South Wales, Linda Burney, announced that, in the event of a victory by the Labor Party in the 2019 NSW state elections, the government of New South Wales would declare a new non-working public holiday to celebrate the culture, people and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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 2012-04-10: Australia 2014 ACT Public Holidays
 2011-03-02: Australia 2013 ACT Public Holidays
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 2009-10-16: Australia Tables ACT Public Holiday Change Bill
 2007-07-30: Australia's ACT Ready To Declare New November Public Holiday


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