Our re­gion op­poses day­light sav­ing push

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

AS A re­newed push comes for day­light sav­ing in Queens­land, coun­cils and res­i­dents across the state are bit­terly di­vided.

The Queens­land Times is re­port­ing that coun­cil­lors in Ipswich, Bris­bane, the Gold Coast, Lo­gan, More­ton Bay, Mackay and Townsville are call­ing for a ref­er­en­dum on the topic but their coun­ter­parts in Toowoomba, Cairns, Char­ters Tow­ers and Sun­shine Coast are against the move.

In War­wick, read­ers have made their feel­ings known quite strongly, with 75% against the idea, af­ter the Daily News asked the ques­tion on Face­book.

Here’s what our read­ers had to say:

No. it will fade the cur­tains and con­fuse the cows.

— Richard Ho­gan

No just leave it alone... hate it.

— Ray Black

No way.

— Ian Sch­midt

No ... we tri­alled it and it didn't work. WA had it and got rid of it. It’s day­light now till 7pm why would you need more?

— Jen Loy

In 1992, Queenslanders voted against day­light sav­ing fol­low­ing a three-year trial.

The ref­er­en­dum saw a vic­tory for the no cam­paign, which won 54.5% of the vote.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Push for day­light sav­ing.

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