Everyone Has Strong Feelings About Victoria's New Public Holiday
Melbourne and chill.
Victorians woke up on Friday morning to the awesome realisation that they had the day off.
The state premier Daniel Andrews established the new "Grand Final Friday" as part of a pre-election commitment to give the state the day to soak in the excitement before the AFL grand final.
But it's not without controversy.
Businesses are a bit shitty because they have to pay penalty rates and argued it would dent the economy. One reports suggests it could cost the economy $900 million.
Yep. $900 million for a day off.