John Hargreaves is admitting that having a public holiday on the day of the Melbourne Cup was a horrible and stupid idea.
But loathe as he is to get rid of a public holiday we’re going to have a silly “Family & Community Day public holiday” on the first monday in September. Except when it clashes with Labor Day and then it’ll be the second monday. Because we can’t even get a public holiday right in this town.
- For the next four years the Family and Community Day public holiday will fall on the following dates:
2009 – Tuesday, 3 November 2009
2010 – Monday, 27 September 2010
2012 – Monday, 8 October 2012