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Further Amendments To Tasmania 2020 Public Holidays Unlikely

Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart)
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 25, 2021

A Justice Department spokesman of the Australia's State of Tasmania, has indicated that the list of Tasmania's public holidays, for the remainder of 2020, was unlikely to be amended, despite this year's mass cancellation of rural shows ("Any decision to change local public holidays requires sufficient time for proper consultation as well as time for community members to plan for the impact of a change in the date. Given the process for making changes, it is unlikely to be practical to implement any changes to show day holidays for 2020.").

The initial announcement of the list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania (2017-12-09) was released 3 years ago, in line with the terms of the "Clarification on Tasmanian Public Holidays" press release (2011-04-24), which re-stated the terms of the Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2010, which amended the previous Statutory Holidays Act 2000 (2010-11-26).

That initial list of 2020 public holidays was amended, last year (2019-09-15), in terms of the Royal Hobart Regatta regional public holiday of Tasmania, and not as the result of the proposal by the Labor Party of Australia's state of Tasmania to consider a motion from the Shop Assistants' Union, to amend the Tasmanian Statutory Holidays Act so that Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve be treated as non-working public holidays in Australia's state of Tasmania (2019-08-12).

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