The Queen's birthday holiday to be moved
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Labor Day, Queen's Birthday public holidays to be shifted

HER Majesty may be slightly confused - Queensland has decided to change the date of her birthday celebration.

The State Government is planning to move the Queen's Birthday public holiday from June to October and the Labour Day public holiday back to the first Monday in May.  

It is reversing decisions made by the previous government, which shifted Labour Day from May in 2013 to bring Queensland in line with other states.

Is the Queen's Birthday holiday necessary?

This poll ended on 30 June 2015.

Current Results

No, what are we even celebrating? What a waste

21%

Yes, it's respectful to her Majesty

38%

Who cares! Free day off!

40%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Labor Day was traditionally celebrated in Queensland in May and Treasurer Curtis Pitt said it was being  returned to its "rightful and historic" date.

The Queen's actual birthday is on April 21, but is generally celebrated in June.

This won't be the case in Queensland from next year with changes already being made to holiday legislation.

The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 has been referred to the Finance and Administration Committee for consideration.

The Committee is required to report back to the Parliament by August 10.

Committee Chair, Di Farmer said submissions closed on July 7.

"The Committee is aware of the public interest in this Bill and encourages all stakeholders to provide input by putting in a written submission," Ms Farmer said.     
 


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