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1994 Public Holidays Test Case

Electrical, Electronic, Plumbing and Allied Workers Union of Australia & Others v State of Victoria & Others, Decision issued 4 August 1994, Print L4534

Determined that federal award employees throughout Australia should be entitled to a minimum safety net of 10 public holidays per year. In addition to this number, Easter Saturday was also found to be a public holiday which should be observed.