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ACT Government Shopfronts take a day off!

This morning I made the journey to my local ACT Government Shopfront (oddly named “Canberra Connect”) with some fairly important papers, only to discover that they have all taken the day off. Perhaps they were confused by the change of public holidays by ACT Industrial Relations minister Katy Gallagher [1] and didn’t realise that today isn’t a public holiday, maybe they thought that it would be nice to have another day off.

Either way, they have flown in the face of just about every other ACT government agency, as the rest all seem to realise today is not a public holiday, and in the process inconvenienced a lot of the ACT public, who walked up to the doors of Canberra Connect agencies to find a “We are closed” sign. In fact, a family was walking there at the same time as me, and were equally disappointed.

This will only make the queues worse tomorrow and Friday…


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#1 Comment By Steve On December 28, 2005 @ 3:06 pm

Hi Samuel,

Perhaps the reason for the day off is because public servants have the week after christmas off. I wouldn’t expect to see them open until next week.


P.S. Do you have an MSN IM and if so, is there a way to add you?

#2 Comment By John B1_B5 On December 28, 2005 @ 4:35 pm

Doesn’t the Commonwealth and ACT Public Service get an extra day on top of the normal holidays ? Were the Post Offices open today ?

#3 Comment By Samuel On December 28, 2005 @ 5:03 pm

That is possible, as I understand it though, most of the federal public service will be back on deck tomorrow, whilst most ACT agencies were operating in a mostly normal manner. ACTION, Canberra’s public bus service were operating (almost) as normal, and the federal Australia Post agencies were operating in a perfectly normal manner.

I do have Messenger, but I rarely use it, I generally use email for most things.

#4 Comment By punky_brewster On December 28, 2005 @ 11:26 pm


#5 Comment By punky_brewster On December 28, 2005 @ 11:26 pm

OK, wrong post bit.
What a duffer.

#6 Comment By punky_brewster On December 28, 2005 @ 11:28 pm

…And I spelt it wrong. Thats what wine will do for you. Samuel. Don’t touch the stuff. Look at my spelling. LOOK AT IT!!!

#7 Comment By Samuel On December 28, 2005 @ 11:33 pm

Apart from which, both “Doughnut” and “Donut” are acceptable.

For those of you who are confused, punky_brewster is referring to [6].

#8 Comment By Kooky_Pound_Puppy On December 29, 2005 @ 7:54 pm

Sam are u ok fires in Yarralumbla

#9 Comment By Samuel On December 29, 2005 @ 7:59 pm

Yep, fine, the fire was on the other side of town. It looks like the police are treating it as suspicious, with residents claiming that it may have started from a cigarette.

#10 Comment By Harry Labia On January 19, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

Canberra Connect staff missed out big time then, didn’t they Sam?

#11 Comment By Samuel On January 19, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

Missed out on what? A visit from me? Discussions about the spelling of donut?