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Daylight saving still an issue

Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party has made a formal submission to cross-border commissioner Steve Toms about daylight saving.
Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party has made a formal submission to cross-border commissioner Steve Toms about daylight saving.

TWEED residents wound back their clocks on Sunday morning but the daylight-saving issues for the border will not end so abruptly for campaigners.

Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party has made a formal submission to cross-border commissioner Steve Toms about daylight saving.

In the statement the party outlined the five key recommendations it delivered to the commissioner.

"The first recommendation is for the commissioner to evaluate the economic loss incurred by NSW businesses, due to Queensland's non-adoption of daylight saving, and for him to quantify the social detriment to NSW-Queensland border communities," the party said in the statement.

"Additionally, DS4SEQ has requested that the commissioner lobby the Queensland Premier to hold a trial of Daylight Saving in Queensland, or at least in south-east Queensland; and to stage a referendum after the trial.

"DS4SEQ has also suggested that the NSW cross border commissioner further lobby the Queensland Premier to evaluate the economic benefits that could be gained by Queensland, and to quantify the community and lifestyle benefits that would be achieved, by introducing daylight saving into Queensland, or in south-east Queensland."

When the cross border commissioner was in the Tweed last month the daylight-saving issues was one of the main issues discussed in a public forum.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said daylight saving was one of many issues the NSW government-appointed commissioner would tackle.

Topics:  daylight savings, steve toms


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