Four things about daylight saving...
WITH Daylight Saving Time about to end this weekend, we thought it timely to highlight a couple of facts about the time-moving device.
1. DST ends
DAYLIGHT Saving Time always comes to an end on the first Sunday of April. That means Tweed residents should turn back their clocks by one hour this Sunday, at 3am (NSW). Residents in Victoria, South Australia, the Australia Capital Territory and Tasmania also observe DST. Queensland residents, of course, need do nothing as the state does not participate in DST.
2. DST savings start
DAYLIGHT Saving Time will not start again until the first Sunday in October – October 2 this year – when the clocks go forward an hour at 2am Eastern Standard Time. DST time has been operating continually in NSW since 1971.
3. NSW Parliament
A PROPOSED Private Members Bill by National Party members to reduce the length of the daylight saving period by four weeks is still going ahead. But Tweed MP Geoff Provest said it had been delayed by the parliamentary legal writing process. He expects it to come before the House by June.
4. Antarctica time
IN ANTARCTICA there is no daylight in the winter, and months of 24-hour daylight in the summer. However, many of the research stations there still observe Daylight Saving Time anyway to synchronise with their supply stations in Chile or New Zealand.