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Daylight savings finally ends this Sunday

By johnboy - 3 April 2009 58

John Hargreaves has announced that we can have some light in our mornings again with our harmonised daylight savings regime finally ticking over this Sunday night.

    “Last year the ACT Legislative Assembly unanimously amended the Standard Time and Summer Time Act 1972 to allow daylight saving in the ACT to start on the first Sunday in October and end on the first Sunday in April.

    “The change was done to harmonise daylight saving arrangements with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT so as to reduce confusion for interstate travellers and those commuting for business.

The clocks are going back an hour and it is suggested you check the batteries in your smoke detector while you’re at it.

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58 Responses to
Daylight savings finally ends this Sunday
LadyBhaal 2:39 pm 03 Apr 09

Pommy Bastard: 2 hours earlier. The Northern hemisphere (most of it) went off Daylight Savings last weekend and we’re going off this weekend. It’ll certainly make talking to Romania easier 🙂

Pommy bastard 1:40 pm 03 Apr 09

Ok, now do I phone my dear old mother in the UK an hour earlier, two hourse earier, two hours later, or one hour later?

Confuses the hell out of me. Why not just leave the bloody clock alone.

Jivrashia 1:21 pm 03 Apr 09

Ari said :

You must have a really anal schedule for that to make a rant-worthy difference to your day.

No, just getting out of the wrong side of the bed for the past week, in the dark…

Swaggie 1:15 pm 03 Apr 09

Shame it has to end, I’d much rather have the light in the evening with our significant ridges to the west…

V twin venom 1:14 pm 03 Apr 09

@ #2 AND #8

“…spring forward, fall back…

Was just going to post that. Makes it much easier to remember which way the clocks have to go.”

I like to think of it as forward to switch it on and backwards to turn it off. You know like a switch.

Thumper 1:13 pm 03 Apr 09

One must also remember that it would utter stupidity for us not to follow NSWs daylight savings times.

johnboy 1:12 pm 03 Apr 09

Still means it gets light later, made worse by daylight savings into April.

Holden Caulfield 1:09 pm 03 Apr 09

Danman said :

…spring forward, fall back…

Was just going to post that. Makes it much easier to remember which way the clocks have to go.

Ari 1:08 pm 03 Apr 09

That’s got nothing to do with daylight savings, however.

johnboy 1:06 pm 03 Apr 09

To be fair much of Canberra has significant ridges to the east. Whereas the airport, and Sydney with it’s ocean does not.

The sun gets over the ridges much later than the official sunrise time.

trevar 12:55 pm 03 Apr 09

Well at least my computers, phone and set top box will be on the right time again. You would think someone who could make these machines automatically change to or from daylight saving would have the foresight to make it take the timing for that change from the same automated source as where they take their timing from!

Ari 12:53 pm 03 Apr 09

Did anyone in the Assembly bother to think that Canberra isn’t as far east as Sydney??? That means that you get up and have breakfast and make lunch in the dark!

The sun rises in Sydney tomorrow at 7.09am and in Canberra at 7.18am … a whole nine minutes later.

You must have a really anal schedule for that to make a rant-worthy difference to your day.

jakez 12:43 pm 03 Apr 09

Oh god damn it. I hate it when Daylight Savings ends. What a waste of daylight.

Danman 12:36 pm 03 Apr 09

I know it is an Americanism, but an easy way to remember which way the clock goes is spring forward, fall back…

Jivrashia 12:35 pm 03 Apr 09

John Hargreaves has announced that we can have some light in our mornings again

About bloody time!
Did anyone in the Assembly bother to think that Canberra isn’t as far east as Sydney???
That means that you get up and have breakfast and make lunch in the dark!
Harmonise?? Let Sydney do it’s own thing and we’ll do ours!
Get a Queensland up yah!

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