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South Australia's Lower House Votes Christmas Day Public Holiday

Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide)
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

South Australia's Lower House of parliament has passed legislation to make Christmas Day a public holiday, even when it falls on a weekend and a day in lieu public holiday is declared for the following working weekday.

The aforementioned legislation is meant to address the fact that Christmas Day falls on a Saturday in 2021, but that the public holiday has been moved to Monday, December 27, 2021, meaning that anyone working on Christmas Day 2021 will not be be paid extra (2021-04-16 and 2019-01-06).

Almost a decade ago, the South Australian Government passed the amendments to the Holidays Act 1910 (SA) to include part-day public holidays on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Years Eve (December 31) as well as the removal of Sundays from the definition of what constitutes a non-working public holiday in the Australian state of South Australia (2012-03-22 and 2012-03-04).

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