On 27 November 2019 the Queensland government passed legislation to establish a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve, to commence from 24 December 2019.
 
The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has now created a part-day public holiday for 6 hours, starting at 6pm on Christmas Eve.
 
Members who have employees based in Queensland should review the relevant Modern Awards/Enterprise Agreements and their employment contracts to ensure compliance with any relevant public holiday provisions.