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Ask RiotACT: Daylight saving lasting too long?

Sassy Nick 3 April 2019 5

Ask RiotACT

The last time I checked, Daylight Saving was also known as Summer Time, so I am asking why on earth are we still on it for so long after summer has finished?

It is a great thing to have during the time of the year when the days are long enough to support it, but not now.

Welcome to Canberra in Autumn! Here we are in the late March to early April period and the sun is barely rising at 7 am! It’s dark, winter-like and fake!

When will common sense prevail as to when to turn the clocks back?

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah of Duffy ACT


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5 Responses to Ask RiotACT: Daylight saving lasting too long?
Futureproof Futureproof 10:08 am 07 Apr 19

Just have it over Dec, Jan Feb – that’s it. Driving to work in pitch black wondering when skipppy is going to jump in front of me is not ideal

gositsa gositsa 11:21 pm 04 Apr 19

Another vote for all year

Capital Retro Capital Retro 6:22 pm 04 Apr 19

John Moulis is talking about the real climate which is always changing, not the “climate change” that was invented by businessmen supported by taxpayer funding.

    JC JC 4:14 am 07 Apr 19

    Ironic that climate change in your view was invented by businessmen (presumably as a way of making money) yet the party that takes good care of these very same businessmen, the Liebrals are the ones who deny the facts.

    And those facts are based on year in year out analysis over many years not just gee this year was colder so climate change is a

    And even my own experience of living in Canberra for the best part of 40 years now is we don’t have snow on the brindies as much as when I was a kid. Then in winter not having snow was the exception not having snow is the exception.

chewy14 chewy14 7:25 am 04 Apr 19

Instead of being stopped earlier, it should be all year round.

What does it matter if the sun only rises at 7 or 8am?

It’s far preferable than the 5pm sunset we have in June.

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