Source:State Government of Victoria (Melbourne)
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: September 2, 2020
The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has corrected an earlier announcement, by its Treasurer, Tim Pallas, that the 2020 Friday before the AFL Grand Final Victorian public holiday would remain on September 25 despite the grand final likely taking place in October ("I imagine the Premier’s already spoken to this and I believe he mentioned that it’s going to stay on the date that has already been set. We determine it will simply be too complicated for individuals, we don’t even know what the revised grand remaining date is perhaps. Folks most likely do must have some readability and certainty about when that’s coming. It’ll stay on the date that’s has at all times been set.").
The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria had officially announced the 2020 date for the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria, late last year (2019-11-09), but today's correction to Treasurer Pallas' earlier announcement, sates that "The Friday before grand final public holiday is based on the AFL playing schedule, which may be altered due to the response to COVID-19".
The "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" Victorian public holiday originated almost a decade ago (2011-07-17), when then leader of the opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced an extra public holiday to celebrate AFL Grand Final week, if he became premier (2014-12-01 and 2015-07-08).
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