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Canberra to get extension to daylight savings

By Thumper - 8 July 2008 21

The ABC online is reporting that Canberra will get an extra month of daylight saving after the Legislative Assembly passed laws bringing the ACT into line with other states.

The changes will bring the ACT into line with Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Barr says daylight saving will now start on the first weekend of October and continue until the start of April.

Good, it was previously just plain stupid to be on a different time.

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Canberra to get extension to daylight savings
jakez 11:51 am 09 Jul 08

Damn it Mr Evil, I wanted to make that lame joke.

Anything that puts more daylight into my schedule is good with me.

Mr Evil 9:49 am 09 Jul 08

Holden Caulfield said :

When have we ever been on a different time zone to NSW?

1989 and/or 1990.

You know all this extra daylight will fade the curtins AND put the cows off their milk!

Holden Caulfield 12:08 am 09 Jul 08

Oh how I long for Sth Aust fish’n’chips!

Bundybear 11:55 pm 08 Jul 08

Bung Fritz – take all the scraps of luncheon meat you can get your hands on – nothing over $3.26 a kilo – and combine with equal parts of lard, form into a sausage, and hypnotize everyone watching the cat with pants afternoon show to believe it’s food. Bet you like butterfish too – enough oil in one piece to grease a Mack truck – huuuuurrrrrllll

A strasbourg sandwich with tomato sauce, a piece of flake in beer batter with a couple of potato cakes, washed down with a Blue Heaven milkshake. That’s how you get chest hair. Works on guys too.

peterh 5:34 pm 08 Jul 08

If i can find the boiled lollies that look like fish, I will be right for 6-months. will get the yo-yo’s later this month.

Holden Caulfield 4:13 pm 08 Jul 08

You forgot the Arnott’s Yo-Yos.

peterh 4:01 pm 08 Jul 08

Holden Caulfield said :

Ahh, I was living in SA then. 🙂

and sometimes, I wish I still was……

oh, wait, care package just arrived – bung fritz, coopers vintage & mettwurst – I can go another month now…

Holden Caulfield 2:23 pm 08 Jul 08

Ahh, I was living in SA then. 🙂

Overheard 1:59 pm 08 Jul 08

Holden Caulfield said :

When have we ever been on a different time zone to NSW?

It happened at least once. In 1986 or 1987. I remember because my supervisor at the time lived in Queanbeyan, so start and finish times were sometimes a bit of a dog’s breakfast.

Holden Caulfield 1:10 pm 08 Jul 08

When have we ever been on a different time zone to NSW?

I like DST, but it makes watching live English Premier League matches a bit harder, haha.

PeraPHon 12:49 pm 08 Jul 08

Well, Qld should just step into line and get with the programme! 😀

Seriously, it’s bad enough having 3 timezones – having 4 or 5 during daylight savings is just nuts.

peterh 12:16 pm 08 Jul 08

oh, great. all my contacts in brisbane will start whinging about the time difference….

lisagrace 10:09 am 08 Jul 08

When did daylight savings used to start for us?

Either way, sounds great to me – more daylight savings means I can get more work done at the farm after work!

fnaah 9:40 am 08 Jul 08

Picketer? Damn, I liked “anarchist” better. I guess I should post more!

fnaah 9:39 am 08 Jul 08

Awesome, I love re-patching all my servers with new timezone information at the last miute. :/

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