Public Consultation: Family and Community Day

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Public consultation has opened and will run until 29 May 2009 on the future of the Family & Community Day public holiday.

At the time of the original consultation in 2007, community feedback to the Government indicated a range of options including a family orientated public holiday associated with the Melbourne Cup as well as a similar focus for the Territory’s great spring festival, Floriade. The ACT Government is now looking to the future, and to assist in its decision making the would like to know people’s views.

To help that process, the Government has provided the following initial suggestions:

  • simply abolish Family and Community Day with no replacement public holiday;
  • permanently establish the second Tuesday in November, Family and Community Day as a public holiday; or
  • move the Family and Community Day public holiday to a more suitable day.

Submissions may be made via email, phone or post:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 13 2281 (Canberra Connect)
Postal: F&C Day Unit, ACT Office of Industrial Relations, Chief Minister’s Department, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601.

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  1. Permanently establish the second Tuesday in November, Family and Community Day as a public holiday

  2. simply abolish Family and Community Day with no replacement public holiday

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