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Extension of Daylight Savings for Commonwealth Games

By Samuel Gordon-Stewart - 8 June 2005 8

The people across the border are extending their Daylight Savings for the Commonwealth Games. Daylight Savings usually finishes at 2am on the last Sunday in March, this will be extended by one week to 2am Sunday 2 April 2006.

Apart from creating a heap of confusion (even more so if the Comrade doesn’t do the same for our little inland island), I really don’t see the benefit. Most Australians seem to have enough trouble keeping track of DST without NSW extending it by a week…it must be pure hell for international tourists, “This week Adelaide are 30 minutes behind us behind us, next week they will be one hour and 30 minutes behind us, and the week after that it’ll be back to the normal 30 minutes, confused yet?”

The Courier Mail has the story

Samuel

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8 Responses to
Extension of Daylight Savings for Commonwealth Games
Vic Bitterman 9:02 pm 08 Jun 05

Won’t somebody think of the faded curtains???????

Valleyboy 7:11 pm 08 Jun 05

The Commonwealth Games are clearly another case of Melbourne having Sydney envy.

Uh, Melbourne had the Olympics in 1956. I think the envy would’ve been all Sydney’s for, say, 44 years?

bulldog 1:30 pm 08 Jun 05

Daylight saving is not a bad thing at all, so you’ll hear no complaints from me. Personally I think that when a tourist comes to country the size of Australia they should anticipate confusion regarding time, language and far north queenslanders.

Bogan 12:24 pm 08 Jun 05

The ACt Government announced the week’s extension months ago.

Ralph 9:10 am 08 Jun 05

They got a shit load of money from the Federal government a couple of budgets ago. So they’re guaranteed to have a good fireworks display.

Vader 9:04 am 08 Jun 05

The Commonwealth Games are clearly another case of Melbourne having Sydney envy.

Kind of like when your next door neighbour goes out and buys a new Ferrari. So you respond by buying yourself a brand new Ford Festiva.

Canberra_unsung_hero 8:44 am 08 Jun 05

Arthur Tunstall loves the Commonwealth Games (as opposed to the Olympic Games ) because “everyone speaks English”.

Ralph 8:35 am 08 Jun 05

Commonwealth games are so half-arsed. Apparently they’re having trouble selling the tickets.

There was some speculation that the NRL would delay the start of next year’s season by 2 weeks because of the Commonwealth games. They don’t see the games as being any threat to their audience so they’re not delaying the season’s first kick off!

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