Queensland should adopt daylight saving, bringing it into line with all other eastern states, ALP Tweed candidate Ron Goodman told a media conference yesterday.
Mr Goodman said that despite the fact that successive Labor administrations in that state had failed to grasp the nettle, it was time for a change and said it was time to do so.
Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest meanwhile said he advocates measures mooted in the cross-border commissioner’s report, which he released yesterday, calling for a modified version of permanent daylight saving.
Under the proposal, all eastern seaboard states and the ACT would permanently move their clocks forward half an hour.
‘We’re trying to generate interest with my colleagues across the border to do it,’ Mr Provest told ABC radio this morning, ‘but it is going to require a large amount of public pressure’.
Queensland premier Campbell Newman has consistently stated he is opposed to his state’s adopting daylight saving.
NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner said the government had no plans to review daylight saving.
Daylight saving will conclude at 3am this Sunday, April 6, and recommence at 2am on Sunday October 5.