Canberrans given an extra public holiday to commemorate Anzac Day

Kim Treasure 16 March 2021 5
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Canberrans have been reminded to stay COVID-safe this Anzac Day. Photo: Jack Mohr.

The ACT Government has declared an extra Anzac Day public holiday this year, with the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Mick Gentleman, saying the extra day would allow all Canberrans to take part in Anzac Day commemorations.

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“Anzac Day is a significant day for many Canberrans, and this will empower workers to attend commemorations and ceremonial events held on the Sunday,” Mr Gentleman said.

“It will also mean full public holiday awards will be paid on Sunday and help ensure Canberrans who work on weekends are not disadvantaged.

“The public holiday on Sunday, 25 April 2021, will be in addition to the public holiday being observed this year for Anzac Day on Monday, 26 April.”

Mr Gentleman said people should remember to stay COVID-safe while attending Anzac Day events, including maintaining good hand hygiene, practising physical distancing, checking into venues using the Check In CBR app and staying home if you feel at all unwell.

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5 Responses to Canberrans given an extra public holiday to commemorate Anzac Day
Capital Retro Capital Retro 10:11 pm 18 Mar 21

(Mr Gentleman said): “Go to your homes and await instructions”

Geez I wish this clown would stop patronising us.

Katy Did Katy Did 6:47 pm 18 Mar 21

Obviously we have lots of money to give away

Shane Jasprizza Shane Jasprizza 9:16 pm 16 Mar 21

Remember when the shops were shut Sunday (and only open half a day Saturday)?

David Malcolm David Malcolm 7:45 pm 16 Mar 21

Trivialises ANZAC day. Nothing but popularism.

Maria Giannini Maria Giannini 7:16 pm 16 Mar 21

NSW should follow suit

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