New South Wales may be seeing an extra public holiday next year in an effort to increase security during the APEC conference (featuring George W. Bush).
Personally I don’t quite see how this will help, because people will still be there somewhere. In fact, because people won’t be in their office buildings it would be likely that there be more people on the streets (unless of course they close public access to the streets).
Of course, I’m not one to complain about a public holiday. In fact, the i-think foundation is preparing to commence talks with recently re-elected Premier Peter Beattie to get a public holiday declared on the day of the i-think Awards.