BEHIND THE TIMES: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ruled out holding another referendum on daylight saving.
BEHIND THE TIMES: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ruled out holding another referendum on daylight saving. Patrick Woods

Premier ‘pig headed’ over daylight saving vote

TWEED MP Geoff Provest has labelled Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk “pig-headed” over her refusal to hold a referendum on daylight saving.

In response to a petition signed by more than 21,400 people calling on the Queensland Government to hold another referendum on the topic, Ms Palaszczuk told News Limited her government had other priorities.

“I think she’s being pig-headed, she’s taking the quick political fix that she’s not going to do anything about it,” Mr Provest said.

“It’s about time Queensland got into the 21st century.

“It’s ludicrous not having daylight saving, particularly for South East Queensland

“It is detrimental to their economy, and detrimental to the wider community, it destroys the family fabric.”

Mr Provest said an early 1990’s referendum revealed South East Queenslanders were overwhelming in favour of daylight saving.

“Two elections ago the Daylight Savings Party got 6% of the primary vote, which for a single issue party was significant,” Mr Provest said.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk is not in the real world and she’s holding Queensland back.”

The Premier’s office has been contacted for comment.

The daylight saving issue follows hot on the heals of controversy earlier this week after Ms Palaszczuk suggested Queensland annex northern NSW.



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