Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has flagged that the Brisbane G20 public holiday may become an annual event.
“There are a lot of public holidays early in the year but none in November,” said the Premier.
“If the Brisbane G20 public holiday goes off without a hitch, I’d like to think it can be a permanent fixture on the calendar.”
Mr Newman said that shutting down the entire city so the government could do whatever it wanted was worthy of permanent celebration.
“Brisbane is a lot easier to run if everyone stays at home or heads up the coast,” said Mr Newman.
“Anything that simplifies government is good for the state.”
As Brisbane is unlikely to host the G20 again any time soon, the Premier said the new holiday would need a different name.
“Premier’s Day has a ring to it, I reckon.”
Most Brisbane residents were out of town so were unavailable for comment.
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