An upper house independent MP has defended the decision to deprive Tasmanians of an Anzac Day long weekend.
The member for the northern seat of Rosevears, Kerry Finch, voted against moves for a public holiday this Monday.
Other states will observe the holiday.
Mr Finch says Anzac Day on Sunday is not an excuse for an extra holiday.
“The holiday, or the day off for Anzac Day, is there so that people have the opportunity to commemorate those that have given their lives, to give some consideration to those people who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice,” he said.