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Amendments to the Public Holiday Act

On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly prescribing that from 2016:

  • The Queen’s Birthday has moved from the first Monday in June 2016 to the first Monday in October 2016
  • Labour Day will go from the first Monday in October 2016 to its former May date being the first Monday in May 2016
  • There will be no longer be a public holiday in June

Just a reminder of the Public Holiday in December for 2015 – they are;

  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day
  • 28 December – Boxing Day holiday (additional holiday as Boxing Day falls on a weekend)

This means, if penalty rates are applicable to your employees, public holiday rates apply for each of these days.

If you need any further information regarding public holiday provisions – Contact Brismark Business Services on 3915 4213 or [email protected] – we’re here to help.

Source:  CCIQ – IR Alert, 20 October 2015