Opinion

READERS DISCUSS: Daylight savings pros and cons for QLD

NEXT week, most states across Australia will be changing their watches in acknowledgment summer is nearly here.

But the state where the sun rises the earliest continues to hold annual debates as to whether this is a good idea.

One blogger writes: I don't understand the emotion around daylight saving.

Readers reaction on Facebook:

Lauren Jensen - Why do they keep bringing the subject of daylight saving up for Qld? It's been tried & denied. Put it to rest & leave it there. Nobody wants it.

Trev Neumann - Because each year those responsible for it are making cash off of it.

Seriously there has to be someone somewhere making a buck off of pushing it.

Megan Cosgrove - I'm dead against it. It only benefits people living in SEQ and prob as far up as Rocky.... Other than that NO WAY!

I remember the trial, getting up in darkness, getting ready for school and catching the bus as the sun came up and then going to bed in the heat just as the sun went down.

Reuben Of-Roberticus - So now there is a profits ring conspiracy behind Daylight Savings, still no valid reason!

Amy Shepherd - Really, every year we rehash this idea. It was voted no. We don't need it. The sun sets at 7pm so you have heaps of time to do things and as for getting up the sun is up in plenty of time at 5am most days in summer so if you can't get things done. Rachel Nichols - I dont fancy trying to explain to my kids that its bed time when the sun is only just going down at 8pm, no thanks

Rachel Nichols - Its as good as having lollies at the checkout of a supermarket from a parents perspective, just makes parenting harder and brings cause to arguments with the kids! There is plenty of daylight, 4:30 sun rises in mid summer, rediculous idea! Barbara Lakescreekflorist- Rockhampton - Queenslanders are smart enough not to have to change the clock. We just get out of bed earlier if we want to take advantage of more daylight and we change our work hours where we can to suit the time of year.

Peter Oram - Why do we need it.

Dawn Marie - Some interesting and amusing comments. Many say more about parenting skills than the pros and cons of daylight saving!

 

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Topics:  daylight savings, reader discussion, summer




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