Fans Of Daylight Saving Are Going To Be Spitting Chips
Queensland government minister Bill Byrne has ruled out any changes to daylight saving in the state, despite a new poll showing strong public support for the switch.
Deputy Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner is advocating for the move, saying it would boost the economy, pointing to an online poll he conducted showing 88 per cent support from the public.
But Mr Byrne said the Palaszczuk government's position hasn't changed, and they won't be considering a change to daylight saving in Queensland during this term of government.
He said in addition to the political stance, he personally dislikes daylight saving as well.
"Having lived in a daylight saving state in the past, I remember with children under 5, where the sun doesn't go down until 9 o'clock at night it's a very difficult set of circumstances," Mr Byrne told reporters on Tuesday.
The issue of daylight saving has been a yearly debate in Queensland since 1992, when a referendum saw the measure narrowly defeated.
The state stands with only Western Australia and the Northern Territory in not putting the clocks forward during spring and summer.