Nats to review daylight saving
TWEED MP Geoff Provest has thrown his support behind a review of daylight saving.
NSW National Party Leader Andrew Stoner has promised a Coalition government will reconsider the duration of daylight saving if it wins Saturday’s election.
Mr Stoner said he believed many people wanted daylight saving to revert to the shorter period that existed prior to changes in 2007.
Mr Provest said he had spoken against the extension of daylight saving when an extra month was added.
Christian Democrat candidate Corinne Pennay said she would give “total” support to any move by a Coalition government to reduce daylight saving.
“I hate it,” she said. “It affects everybody. You are working on two times.”
However Labor’s candidate Reece Byrnes labelled the move “a stunt” designed to hide other hollow promises.
“What this daylight saving review stunt shows is that Mr Provest is not capable of delivering even one single solid commitment to the people of Tweed outside of reviews by Sydney bureaucrats,” Mr Byrnes said.
Greens candidate Andrea Vickers said in the Tweed the main concern “is not whether or not we have it or how long, it’s the cross-border problem”.
Daylight saving covers six months of the year.
Prior to 2007 it covered only five months in NSW.
The QLD Government has repeatedly ruled out any move to daylight saving in that state.
NSW Nationals believe there is support to roll back daylight savings to start and finish a little earlier.