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Advancing Eastern Standard Time by 30 minutes

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Graeme Brittenden
10 Albert Place

Total Signatures - 226

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 30/11/2016

Closing Date: 15/03/2017

Tabled Date: 21/03/2017

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 20/04/2017

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Queensland economy is burdened with extra costs ($4.35 billion per annum according to the CCIQ Report December 2010) when clocks on the east coast are not synchronised.

Our time zones need a fix - what worked in 1894 doesn't work now. Daylight Saving in its present form is no friend of Queensland. However, advancing our clocks by only 30 minutes a day, forever, and having the clocks on the eastern seaboard never change again is far more attuned to modem expectations.

• Our State economy will stop haemorrhaging - and start growing.
• New jobs would be created.
• Airline schedules would make more sense.
• Chaos on our border with NSW disappears.
• Scheduling inter-state conference calls is simplified.
• Meeting southern delivery time-restraints is easier for our truckies.
• Scheduling media presentation of programmes and major sporting events would be streamlined.
• It is a very simple but life changing proposal.
• It would improve the way we work and live and that is just the start.


Your petitioners request the House to ensure that:

1. clocks on the eastern seaboard remain permanently synchronised and,
2. there are no more than three time zones in Australia.


We further request the House to seek:

• a mandate to advance E.S.T. in Queensland by 30 minutes, thereby encompassing all population centres and cities including Brisbane, and
• the contemporaneous agreement of their southern counterparts to legislate likewise and to abandon DST.