Australia is on track to receive a bonus public holiday later this month, commemorating the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II.
During his appearance on the ABC’s Insiders, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese earmarked September 22nd (Thursday), in line with the scheduled memorial service dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II; and three whole days after Her Majesty’s funeral, which is set to take place on September 19th (Monday).
“It will be a one-off national public holiday to allow people to pay their respects for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II,” announced Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia.
“I spoke to all premiers and chief ministers yesterday and I’m writing to them formally this morning, they will have received their letters by now.”
“They have all agreed that it’s appropriate that it be a one-off national public holiday.”
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother,” said the newly-ascended King Charles, 73.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
The upcoming public holiday also means Victorians are coming out on top with a four-day long weekend, considering September 23rd (Friday) is AFL Grand Final Day. Those of you from any other states keen to experience the same kind of extended break, however, might have to call in sick or dip into the annual leave reserves.
Sounds like an appropriate occasion to pour one out for Queen and Country.
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