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APEC public holiday.

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Hon Joe Hockey MP

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service 08 August, 2007

Media Release

APEC public holiday

Working Australians in the Sydney metropolitan area will have a public holiday on Friday 7 September 2007.

The Bill, introduced today by the Hon Joe Hockey MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations,

will mean that all employees covered by the federal workplace relations system will enjoy a public holiday if

they work in the specified metropolitan area.

The public holiday will help to ensure the smooth running of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting

- one of the most important annual meetings of world leaders.

Visit to check to see whether your place of work is within the specified

geographical area.

For further information contact:

Emma Needham 0400 334 091