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ACT to get extra daylight savings

By GnT - 14 February 2008 15

It’s news, I suppose, but not really unexpected – the Legislative Assembly will consider a bill to bring our daylight savings dates into line with the other states.

It’s completely impractical for this tiny territory to seriously consider anything else, but if we were to have a debate, do you agree? Most people I know love daylight savings, but there are some negatives, in particular the dark mornings making it difficult to drag yourself out of bed.

What’s Your opinion?


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15 Responses to
ACT to get extra daylight savings
ant 10:10 pm 15 Feb 08

about time. It starts too late (dawn seems to happen at about 3am) and finishes waaaay too early. Let the curtains fade, damn the torpedoes full steam ahead!

Holden Caulfield 1:37 pm 15 Feb 08

@GnT … thank you. So more daylight savings … cool! Only problem is it makes it harder to follow the English Premier League. 😛

staria 8:16 pm 14 Feb 08

@moff – I’ve long considered the economic way forward for Australia is to divide the working week into 3/4 instead of 5/2. Under that scenario, part time workers take up the slack for the 3 days, but industry rolls into constant motion, rather than stop start.

Comment by Mælinar — 14 February, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

I think we need an 8 day week – half on and half off. Imagine how happy and relaxed and employed everyone would be. There is absolutely no downside…

GnT 4:24 pm 14 Feb 08

HC – yes, but NSW is also changing, as is Victoria to be in line with Tasmania.

Mælinar 3:00 pm 14 Feb 08

The ACT will remain on the current daylight savings regime until Chuck Norris says we can change. Then he will roundhouse kick us until we change it, just to make sure we do it.

Woe betide any calendar makers who get it wrong. Chuck does not take kindly to wankers who stuff up calendars.

Holden Caulfield 2:54 pm 14 Feb 08

Dunno what planet I’ve been living on … haven’t we always been inline with NSW?

Ladette 2:40 pm 14 Feb 08

Totally unreasonable!!! Can you imagine how this is going to confuse the birds???
Not to mention my manager who will undoubtedly turn up late every day for a week using the same ‘i forgot it was daylight savings’ excuse every day…

wishuwell 2:16 pm 14 Feb 08

@Ralph No you’ll get your erection at the bus stop. Embarrassing times we live in. Might explain why buses aren’t stopping at certain bus stops though.

Aurelius 1:43 pm 14 Feb 08

Having spent the last four years in Brisbane, while they had their daylight saving debate, the only credible argument against it came from the owner of the drive-in cinema. He couldn’t start his films until later.
All other arguments against it as just tosh.

Mælinar 1:32 pm 14 Feb 08

@moff – I’ve long considered the economic way forward for Australia is to divide the working week into 3/4 instead of 5/2. Under that scenario, part time workers take up the slack for the 3 days, but industry rolls into constant motion, rather than stop start.

Ralph 1:26 pm 14 Feb 08

I’ll get my erection an hour later…..

moff 1:17 pm 14 Feb 08

I want staggered working hours.
I know it wouldn’t work, as one business relies on other businesses being open during business hours to do business, but the morning traffic at the Duntroon/Russell area on both the Morshead side and the Fairbairn side is really starting to bug me.

barking toad 1:09 pm 14 Feb 08

What about the extra watering because of the extra sun light.

And the extra curtain fading.

Skidbladnir 1:00 pm 14 Feb 08

I don’t mind if the ACT goes in line with t’other states, but it would be nice of QLD joined in the march to Nationwide Fantasytime.

Thumper 12:51 pm 14 Feb 08

For simple practicality we have to follow what NSW does.

End of issue I’m afraid.

besides, I like it…

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