North says no- can- do

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - by Ryan Mathe­son ryan. mathe­son@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

NORTH Queens­land lead­ers fear day­light sav­ings will be in­tro­duced in the re­gion if Bris­bane Lord Mayor Camp­bell New­man is granted con­trol of the state.

Cr New­man has been a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for day­light sav­ing in south-east Queens­land dur­ing his time at the helm in the state cap­i­tal.

Day­light sav­ings ceased to con­tinue in Queens­land af­ter it was tri­alled in 1971 and again from 1989 to 1991.

Lo­cal lead­ers have warned against a move to in­tro­duce day­light sav­ing in the North cit­ing cli­mate dif­fer­ences as the lead­ing fac­tor.

Mem­ber for Thuringowa Craig Wal­lace fears the is­sue could be back on the agenda.

‘‘ The Lord Mayor of Bris­bane has said be­fore, he wants a ref­er­en­dum on day­light sav­ings. So my worry is they will use their num­bers in Bris­bane and south-east Queens­land to force it on Townsville,’’ Mr Wal­lace said.

‘ ‘ North Queens­land has been through day­light sav­ings and it doesn’t work in our area.

‘ ‘ I f C a mpb e l l Ne wman brings in day­light sav­ings he will face the wrath of most

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