For release October 14, 2010

ACL congratulates NSW Govt for declaring Easter Sunday a public holiday

The Australian Christian Lobby has today congratulated Premier Kristina Keneally for declaring Easter Sunday a public holiday from 2011.

ACL NSW Director, David Hutt said it was appropriate for the government to recognise the importance of Easter Sunday.  “This is a sensible decision that I know will be welcomed by many people,” Mr Hutt said.

“Kristina Keneally is to be congratulated for recognising the importance of Easter Sunday and guaranteeing that workers will not be required to work on Easter Sunday.

“Easter Sunday is the most significant day of the Christian calendar.  While the Good Friday public holiday recognises Christ’s passion and suffering, it is the Sunday resurrection that is the focal point of Easter.

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