This will only be of interest to the Victorians I'd wager, but maybe your "economic compass" might make you want to be involved... We have just been granted another public holiday on the Friday before the Grand Final. To me; it is a disaster - soooooo many businesses will lose from this - mine is one. Loss of turnover, for one. Fortunately for me, my one employee is part-time, and he is never rostered for Friday work - it is an overtime day for him at time and a half. So, he is going to lose 1.5 day's pay... Many businesses will be open, and have to pay their staff 2.5 times the normal rate.. Hospitals etc don't close down - a massive, massive cost to them for staff. Bus drivers - 2.5 times pay, and so on. Good for them of course, but for the busline.....nope. What do you think of it?