Comments:Wikinews interviews Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party about the upcoming Queensland State election
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I hate DST. Thankfully the Canadian province that I currently live in doesn't use it (like most of the rest of the countries in the world, I might add). It's wonderful to live somewhere that is sane. I despised that ridiculous biyearly tradition of changing the time on your clocks, and readjusted your body clock. Gopher65talk 05:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
'As demonstrated by the 2007 Queensland Government research, about 70% of constituents within South East Queensland are in favour of daylight saving.'
This is a distortion of the Queensland Government research findings, to make it look as if support for the DS4SEQ party's split-timezone proposal is much higher than it really is.
Firstly, the 70% figure only refers to those who said they support daylight saving 'as a general concept'. This figure dropped dramatically to 60% when asked if they want daylight saving introduced to the state.
Secondly, that same research showed that only 40% of SE Queensland constituents want to split the state into a separate daylight saving zone for south-east Queensland. Another independent research study for Brisbane's 'Sunday Mail', taken at the same time (June, 2007), found that only 33% of SE Queenslanders wanted a separate daylight saving for the south-east.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by JaneL (talk • contribs)
I hardly call this distortion of the facts of the Queensland Government Research. Yes 69% of South East Queenslanders were in favour of the concept of DST, however 65% were in favour of the introduction of DST into their local area. But the real figure to highlight from this research, is that only 34% of respondants across all of Queensland were against the introduction of DST. On the note of a dual time zone, one of the major reasons given by respondants of the survey as to why the didn't favour that, was there was no definitive dual time zone border provided. Some of the responses were calling for as far north as Cairns, and some didn't want to include Ipswich or Toowoomba. How can one expect to guage opinion if there is uncertainty in relation to a boundary. The DS4SEQ proposal sets out the boundary clearly - as far north as Hervey Bay and west covering Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Susan W—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Susan W (talk • contribs)