Time change

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

THE east­ern seaboard should move clocks for­ward by half an hour as part of a per­ma­nent year­round day­light sav­ing p r o p o s a l , a g r o up o f Queens­land cam­paign­ers says.

Al­most 500 peo­ple have signed a pe­ti­tion, pre­sented to Queens­land par­lia­ment, call­ing for a stream­lin­ing of Aus­tralian time zones.

‘‘ Aus­tralia has three time zones in win­ter and five time zones in sum­mer,’’ the pe­ti­tion said.

‘‘ This ad­versely af­fects busi­ness within Aus­tralia and with our trad­ing part­ners in south­east Asia.’’ Premier Anna Bligh said she did not be­lieve it was ap­pro­pri­ate to dis­re­gard the views of re­gional Queens­lan­ders on day­light sav­ing.

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