Should CKI's Public Holiday for the Act of Self Determination Day be Changed From April 8th to April 10th 2019?

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Number: A76/2018

Date: 13 December 2018

It has been raised with me that a number of residents from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands would like to change the date of the gazetted public holiday for the Act of Self Determination Day (ASDD) from Monday, 8 April 2019 to Wednesday, 10 April 2019.

As part of the celebrations to observe the 35th anniversary for the ASDD, I understand there are plans in place that includes an inter-island sporting contest. The change of date would sit well with current flight arrangements to get maximum participation.

I am supportive of the proposal to change the date to Wednesday 10th April 2019, however I would like to provide the opportunity for all CKI residents to have their input into the process.

For those who have access to Facebook I will conduct a Facebook Poll, alternatively you can email me or phone Madi Signa on 0424 885 785.

I would like your views by close of business Thursday, 20 December, 2018, which will provide us with enough time to make the necessary changes prior to the end of the year should it be required.

Natasha Griggs
Territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands