Over the weekend we asked our readers if they believe daylight saving should be introduced in Queensland and more of you responded than ever before.
It is a question that is asked every year, it gets debated by everyone around the dinner table and even in parliament, then daylight savings ticks over for another year and nothing is done. Queensland are still out of the daylight savings loop and are left to calculate the difference in time.
What actually is daylight savings?
Daylight Saving Time is introduced on at 2 am on the first Sunday of October every year. Residents in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania all move there clock one hour forward to ensure the maximum amount of day light can be enjoyed during the summer months.
There are many arguments for Queensland to introduce daylight savings – it will make business communications easier, we need to align with the other eastern states etc.
On the other hand there is the age old argument from the farmers who say that it would just make things to difficult.
In our poll over the weekend more of our readers responded more than ever before, daylight savings is obviously a hot topic. Only 5 per cent of voters indicated that they were on the fence about daylight saving.
23 per cent of voters believe Queensland should not introduce daylight saving and just leave things as they are. In a landslide victory 73 per cent of you believe daylight saving should be introduced in Queensland and I would have to agree.
After a adjustment period we would all get used to it and it seems ridiculous that the whole eastern half of Australia run on a different time to Queensland for a large junk of the year.
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