Professor Joellen Riley to conduct review of NSW public holiday legislation

8 July 2009

Professor Joellen Riley is conducting a review on behalf of the NSW Government on the current and future operation of the public holiday legislation.
The Attorney-General John Hatzistergos said the discussion paper, which Professor Riley will prepare, is scheduled to be available for public comment from 17 July 2009.

"The finished review will recommend necessary changes to modernise the legislation and other instruments which affect the creation and operation of public holidays and bank holidays in New South Wales," he said.

"The discussion paper sets out the background information and identifies the significant issues that arise out of the Banks and Bank Holiday Act 1912 as it currently operates.

"This includes a discussion about how the legislation interacts with relevant Commonwealth legislation including the recently enacted Fair Work Act 2009.

"It is important that employer and industry groups, organisations representing workers and community groups have an opportunity to provide input into the review. I urge them to read the discussion paper and provide feedback," he said.

To View the Attorney General's Media Release - Call for comment on NSW public holidays

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