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Queensland Ekka Public Holiday Move Only For 2020

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021

Despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the tourism industry, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has re-iterated that the move of the 2020 People's Day public holiday in Brisbane, from the traditional Wednesday to Friday, August 14, 2020, would be a one-off move ("this year I call on everyone from the city to go to the bush, go to the beach, or have a break and support our tourism industry").

Last spring (2020-05-21), Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, had announced that the 2020 Ekka People's Day public holiday would be moved from Wednesday, August 12, 2020, to Friday, August 14, 2020, to help the tourism industry ("People's Day will become People's Long Weekend and we do this with the support of the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland"), thus amending the list of 2020 public holidays in the state of Queensland, as announced a year and a half before(2018-12-06).

But the recent overwhelming success of this change, led some to question whether the change could be applied to 2021 Queensland public holidays (2019-11-30) and made into a permanent change of rule for the determination of the date of the Ekka public holiday observed by people living in Brisbane, Weipa, Rockhampton, Livingstone, Mackay, Gold Coast, Logan, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Cloncurry and Whitsunday (for the Bowen area only) council areas.

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