Source:Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: January 6, 2022
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 2021 in Australia's State of Queensland, as well as the modified list of public holidays for the years 2019 and 2020, following the recent declaration of Christmas Eve as a new annual public holiday in the Australia's State of Queensland ("From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December)").
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).
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).
Easter Sunday was then 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).
Finally, this past week (2019-11-27), Christmas Eve, from 6pm onward, was declared a new annual public holiday in Queensland (2019-08-05), making Queensland the third Australian state/territory to observe a partial public holiday on Christmas Eve, following similar legislation in South Australia (2012-03-22) and the Northern Territory (2016-08-01).
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