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Queensland 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2020 in Australia's State of Queensland.

The various changes to the non-working public holidays of Australia's State of Queensland, of the past few years, are as follows.

Beginning in 2012, the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday was moved, from the 2nd Monday in June, to the 1st Monday in October (2011-12-03 and 2011-11-05).

From 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday were swapped (2012-10-30, 2012-09-11, 2012-08-20, and 2012-06-12).

Further reversals and amendments to the annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland were included in the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015", and led to a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland (2015-11-01, 2015-10-14, 2015-06-23, 2015-05-22, 2015-03-17, 2015-03-13 and 2015-02-15).

Finally, Easter Sunday was made into a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's state of Queensland, beginning in 2017, and the subsequent passage of an amendment to the Queensland Holidays Act 1983 by Parliament (2016-12-02 and 2016-08-31), thus amended the previously-released list of 2017 public holidays in Australia's state of Queensland (2016-04-09).

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