Why Does South Australia Hate Christmas Day and Australia Day? By James Reed
It seems that Christmas Day and Australia Day are still holidays over in hyper-woke South Australia, but the names of the days are not mentioned in the new public holiday legislation, The Public Holidays Bill 2023. The government’s reasons are far from clear, and as seen below, they do not care much, which is what we would expect from a government who is happy having developers smash down the old Anglo-Saxon heritage buildings for building their New World Asian Order. I half expect to see Christmas Day just disappear in the future in this place, surely one of the worst states in Australia. Thus, even while the Voice referendum was defeated, South Australia proceeds with a treaty that is set to go for next year. Well, let them see if they can get some dough from the developers who must be making a killing in this state. It would be nice to see, as well, the federal government move to tax international students who dominate their universities.
South Australia is the state of the Great Replacement, my brother who lives there says. Sure, but the whole country now suffers from the globalist disease, globalitis.
“The South Australian government has declined to name Christmas Day, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, and Proclamation Day in the new public holiday legislation.
The stated aim of the legislation was to declare Easter Sunday as a public holiday and increase the total number of public holidays in South Australia from 11 to 12.
The Public Holidays Bill 2023 mentioned Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, Jan. 26, and April 25 without providing names for these public holidays. Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday were named.
The legislation repeals the Holidays Act 1910 (pdf), which references Christmas, Anzac Day, Proclamation Day, and Australia Day.
Shadow Treasurer Matt Cowdrey moved an amendment to insert the words New Year's Day, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, and Proclamation Day into the legislation among other public holiday names.
Debate in Parliament
Speaking on the amendment in Parliament, Mr. Cowdrey said, "the opposition is moving a series of amendments to essentially give rise to the name of the particular public holiday with the date of the public holiday."
Mr. Cowdrey also made an amendment seeking to ensure that a proclamation cannot be made to declare a different day to be a public holiday in the year instead of Australia Day without a resolution passed by both houses of parliament.
"The last number of amendments deals with providing a safeguard to a potential future government that may or may not wish to change the date of Australia Day at a future point in time," Mr. Cowdrey said in Parliament (pdf).
"There is nothing to fear for those on the other side, unless they have a plan to change the date for Australia Day."
But the the government declined to support these amendments and the legislation passed without these names or the safeguard on Australia Day.
Deputy Premier Susan Close said she would not be indulging in "culture wars" and claimed the Holidays Act does not include these names.
"Somehow, South Australia has survived for 110 years with the Holidays Act without including these names. Somehow we have managed to work out that we have those holidays on those days," Ms. Close said.
"Further, amendments Nos 15 and 16 are seeking to prevent the public holiday on Australia Day being moved. It is late, it is after dinner, I am not indulging in culture wars.’”
Good to see that the Deputy Premier has her priorities right.