Regulatory Impact Statement on Christmas Day public holiday arrangements

This Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared to fulfil requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994, and to facilitate public consultation on the proposed appointment of Christmas Day as a public holiday when it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, under the Public Holidays Act 1993.

The RIS has been prepared for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (the department) by Ernst & Young.

Assessment Letter

The  Office of the Commissioner for Better Regulation has assessed the Regulatory Impact Statement.

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Regulatory Impact Statement

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The department invites interested people and organisations to make a written submission.

Submissions should be received not later than 5pm on 23 July 2017.

Submissions will be considered before finalising the proposed appointment of Christmas Day as a public holiday when it falls on a Saturday or a Sunday.

Please note, submissions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and copies will be provided to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee of the Victorian Parliament.

Email submissions are preferred and can be sent to RIS@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

To adhere to the Victorian Government's web accessibility guidelines, please ensure that submissions are sent in a Word document format. Alternatively, submissions can be made by post marked 'Public Holidays RIS' and addressed to:

Barbara Cullen
Director, Small Business Victoria
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Resources and Jobs
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001.

Submissions will be published on this website shortly after receipt, unless the Department is advised otherwise.  Submissions will remain on the website indefinitely as a public document. The department reserves the right to not publish material on its website that is offensive, potentially defamatory, or clearly out of scope of the Regulatory Impact Statement in question.


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Page last updated: 12 July 2017