Call for fresh vote on DSTA
REFERENDUM on the introduction of daylight saving should be held in Queensland, Children and Youth Affairs Minister Larry Anthony said yesterday. Mr Anthony, the Member for Richmond, whose electorate stretches up to the Queensland border, yesterday urged Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson to put pressure on the Queensland Government to introduce daylight saving, during a visit to the Tweed by Mr Anderson. Queenslanders last voted against daylight saving in a referendum in 1990, but Mr Anthony said they should be given an opportunity to vote again. "Sorry we can't sort out the time zones," Mr Anthony told Mr Anderson at Coolangatta airport. It is at the airport where some of the greatest confusion arises due to daylight saving. The airport straddles the State borders with arrival and departure times given in Queensland time. "This is always a constant problem. "If you could put some pressure on (Queensland Premier) Mr (Peter) Beattie, I'm sure if they had a referendum again, it would be different in Queensland." Mr Anderson said the possible introduction of daylight saving was a matter for the States. "That's a matter for the States to work through," he said. Queensland is an hour behind the rest of the east coast dur- ing summer.