OPINION: Why can't Qld move on daylight saving

WHY is it Queensland can change its mind over the years on many issues except the one that is blaringly obvious - daylight saving?

It's nearly September, nearly the time of the year again where the rest of Australia will adjust its clocks.

It's also the time of the year again when people everywhere, including me, will ask why Queenslanders aren't doing the same.

COUNTERPOINT: Why I was glad to escape daylight saving

And those opposed to it will bring up a referendum completed nearly a quarter of a century ago as justification for saying no.

They will also say "this old humdinger again" as if the argument has lost weight because it gets repeated each year.

It will be repeated until someone seriously looks at the huge numbers of people desperately calling for change.

A petition started this year by Mooloolaba orthopaedic surgeon Dr Allan Clarke had more than 21,000 signatures.

And yet Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has effectively wiped the matter off her hands and the discussion boards for the next four years by saying it was not a priority in this term of office.

When you get 21,000 people willing to make the effort of signing a petition for something surely the Premier has an obligation to give it more thought.

Do you want daylight saving in Queensland?

This poll ended on 08 September 2016.

Current Results

Yes.

82%

No

16%

Don't care

1%

Don't know

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

A Facebook page, Daylightsavings4Qld has nearly 38,000 likes and provides many facts and figures to provide balance to the argument.

It's been nearly a year since we travelled Australia in a van and experienced different time zones across the country.

It is fabulous to wake up with the sun rising and realise its 5.30am and you can go for a walk and not 4.30am and should turn over and try and sleep for an hour.

It's fabulous to knock off at 5pm and know you can still enjoy three hours of sunshine.

Come on Queensland.

Let's get with the times and make daylight saving happen this year.



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