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June 19, 2024

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State member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has called on the government to reconsider its decision not to end daylight saving early this year.

Mr Provest said he wants daylight saving time (DST) to end in February instead of April.

Yesterday deputy premier Andrew Stoner said the government would stick to the existing timetable for DST this year, despite previously saying he would consider an early cut-off.

Instead he has asked the newly appointed cross-border commissioner to look at the issue and make recommendations for next year.

Mr Provest said that DST if daylight saving isn’t curtailed, in the later months people are ‘getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark’.

He told ABC radio this morning ‘it does cost people a lot of money and it breaks down the social fabric’.


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