If a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, we should get the day off on the following Monday instead, like other countries.
In 2011, Easter Sunday and ANZAC day will be the same day. Dumb. If Anzac Day coincides with another public holiday, the day off should be moved to the next free day.
Keep doing the commemorations on the 25th, of course.
PS In some more civilised countries, when a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday you get an extra public holiday on the Monday or Friday, respectively, to create a four-day weekend. Roger Kerr would have a heart attack. Think of all those units of labour sitting idle!
PPS. what was with Key saying those boys died at Gallipoli for our “living standards?” He makes it sound like they were attending a productivity workshop. Our soldiers died led by idiot generals in a needless war fighting for the British Empire against boys in their homeland (led by a better general) fighting for the Ottoman Empire in a vain effort to open a supply route to the Russian Empire to help the war against the German Empire. We commemorate their sacrifice not for the glory of the cause but because their lives and the lives of the men they fought were wasted so disgracefully by their imperial rulers.