Source:NSW Government (Sydney)
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2021.
Once again (2018-02-03, 2017-06-17, 2016-01-28, 2014-12-13, 2014-02-07, 2013-03-05, 2012-06-01 and 2011-08-16), the aforementioned list of official NSW public holidays for the calendar year 2021 is in line with the "Public Holidays Bill 2010" (2010-11-13), which took effect as of 2012, following the recommendations of the independent inquiry that was conducted by Professor Joellen Riley, at the request of the then NSW government (2009-05-31 and 2009-08-18), and the aforementioned announcement states that "Section 4 of the Public Holidays Act 2010 (the Act) declares the standard public holidays that apply in NSW. On 31 December 2011 the section was amended pursuant to Schedule 2.2 of the Act to declare the following standard public holidays for NSW which will operate from January 2012 onwards".
More specifically, it states that "From 31/12/11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday" and that "From 31/12/11, the Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when New Year's Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend".
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