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Queensland 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)
Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2021

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 2022 in Australia's State of Queensland.

Australia's State of Queensland has a long history of tumultuous changes to its list of annual public holidays.

The Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday was moved in 2012, from the 2nd Monday in June, to the 1st Monday in October (2011-12-03 and 2011-11-05). But, this was changed almost immediately, with the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday being swapped(2012-10-30, 2012-09-11, 2012-08-20, and 2012-06-12), from 2013 onward.

The subsequent "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015", 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).

This was followed with the declaration of 2 odd public holidays.

First, Easter Sunday was made into a new annual non-working public holiday in Australia's state of Queensland, beginning in 2017, by an amendment to the Queensland Holidays Act 1983 by Parliament (2016-12-02 and 2016-08-31).

Then, in 2019 (2019-11-27), Christmas Eve, was declared a new annual public holiday in Queensland (2019-08-05), from 6pm onward, following similar legislation in South Australia (2012-03-22) and the Northern Territory (2016-08-01).

Finally, last year (2020-08-12 and 2020-05-21), the 2020 Ekka People's Day public holiday was moved from Wednesday, August 12, 2020, to Friday, August 14, 2020, to help the tourism industry.

The list of 2021 public holidays in Queensland, announced a year ago (2019-11-30), has not been amended (so far).

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