Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Glitch Reignites Debate over Daylight Savings

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Glitch Reignites Debate over Daylight Savings

Article excerpt

Until yesterday's Optus glitch the daylight saving debate was an overshadowed election issue, but some say it's a good example of why we need it in Queensland. What do you think about this?

IT WOULD make more sense to have it in winter when the sun sets early. No, I don't want daylight savings.

BEVERLEY PAGEL

TRIED it, hated it. Why do we need it when we have enough sunlight now.

BETTY CUTLER

TRY and explain to your young child why it's bed time but the sun is still up! We don't need daylight savings!

SAMANTHA JUDAS ELLIS

BACKWARDS is the only explanation for resistance to daylight savings. Kids, cows and faded paint? Seriously?

BRIEN TIMU

DO WE need it? No. Do we want it? No. What is the point of daylight saving? Stupid idea, here's something: get rid of it all together around the country.

JASON PEDLEY

NEVER, it's ridiculous, don't know why they even started it in the first place.

NESS MUNROE

WE DON'T need daylight savings, the extra hour of sun will burn up all the crops in FNQ. People south of the border should not be able to tell us what we do and don't 'Need'.

JONATHON HARPER

YES! Are you so stupid that you think the cows, curtains, etc, get affected... the sun isn't making more sun!

Seriously!

VIV HARPER

DID the cows get affected by the Optus glitch?

JULIE-ANNE PASHLEY

ABOUT time QLD was brought into line with the other states! CARMEL BOGDAN

It's just a ploy by the electricity companies because you need to turn on the lights in the morning once daylight saving starts and then forget to turn them off (my brother works for Energex in Victoria and once daylight savings start they have a huge increase in electricity use).

And why do we need extra daylight when we go home from work and turn on the television to watch the news?

VICKI PARK

DEFINITELY need it in QLD. …

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