Well we gave it a go. Instead of getting drunk in the office on Melbourne Cup day instead we had to spend it with our families and most people were not fans of the change.
John Hargreaves is now asking for community input as to what we should do with the public holiday now that the unions can have their picnic day back whenever they want it.
- “We now look to the future, and to assist in its decision making the Government would like to know people’s views. To help that process, the following suggestions are provided:
— simply abolish Family and Community Day with no replacement public holiday;
— permanently establish the first 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.
“Public consultation will run until Friday 29 May 2009. People can email a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the F&C Day Unit, ACT Office of Industrial Relations, Chief Minister’s Department, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601. People can also contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.”