Another Labor Promise Delivered With New Public Holidays
Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today lodged a notice of decision confirming the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to make Grand Final Friday and Easter Sunday public holidays from this year.
The new public holidays will deliver massive benefits across the state, boosting regional tourism and giving Victorians more quality time to spend with their families and friends.
The notice of decision was signed by the Minister following the conclusion of the Regulatory Impact Statement process.
The public holidays will be officially introduced via a notice in the Government Gazette this week, allowing Victorian businesses time to put in place their trading arrangements and to organise employee rosters.
There will be no trading restrictions imposed on either Grand Final Friday or Easter Sunday so business opening hours will be a matter for individual owners and operators.
Employees who are required to work on these days will also benefit from public holiday penalty rates, ensuring they are compensated fairly.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Philip Dalidakis
“We’re keeping our election promise and introducing the Grand Final Friday and Easter Sunday public holidays this year.”
“There will be no trading restrictions imposed on either of these public holidays. Whether businesses open or close is entirely a matter for them.”
“Grand Final Friday presents itself as a great opportunity to celebrate Australia’s national game and spend more time with our family, friends and loved ones.”