Talk:Wikinews interviews Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party about the upcoming Queensland State election

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Email interviewEdit

A copy of the email interview has been forwarded to Scoop. --RockerballAustralia (talk) 01:43, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

The EmailEdit

From: "Jason Furze"

To: "Patrick Gillett"

Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:45 PM

Subject: Re: Interview

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for taking an interest in the DS4SEQ Party. I have provided answers, which can be found below each of the questions. If you would like further information, please don't hesistate to contact me.

1. Why do you want to form gavernment?

DS4SEQ would like to gain a sizeable percentage of the primary vote and win a number of seats. As we are a single issue party, voting for us will send a clear message to the major parties and that is: when it comes to the issue of daylight saving, the people of South East Queensland have ben ignored for too long, and a dual time zone arrangement must be implemented.

2. What are the three main policies you will take into this election? DS4SEQ is a single issue political party, with the sole policy being: to have Daylight Saving Time introduced into the South East Queensland region, under a dual time zone arrangement aligned to Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Daylight Saving is a lifestyle and business choice and one that the majority of South East Queenslanders would like to have. We acknowledge that there are many important issues facing the State of Queensland, however, DS4SEQ do not believe that this is a valid reason to ignore the majority voice who support daylight saving.

3. How will you address thes policies? The dual time zone concept that DS4SEQ is proposing is a well thought out compromise to the current situation that obviously does not work. The dual time zone boundary is formed by the inclusion of 15 local council areas and provides a respectful view towards regional and rural Queenslanders, whilst also giving consideration tot he view of the majority of residents in South East Queensland. This will allow regional and rural Queensland to continue to operate on Australian Eastern Standard time, whilst the South East Queensland region adopts Daylight Saving Time for 6 months of the year.

4. Who will lead your party if you gain more than one or two seats in parliament? Jason Furze is the elected Party Leader

5. If you can't form government, who would you like to see do so? DS4SEQ do not offer an opinion of which Party may form the next State Government. However, what we would like to see, is for both major parties to change their thinking about Daylight Saving in Queensland, and seriously consider a dual time zone arrangement for 6 months of the year.

6. What should Queenslanders keep in mind, when heading to the polls? Vote # 1 DS4SEQ and number 2 whicher party you would like to govern the state. Voting DS4SEQ number 1, will not be a wasted vote, because if the Party gains a sizeable percentage of the primary vote, winning a few seats along the way, this will allow us to convince the major parties to change their thinking on the issue of daylight saving. As demonstrated by the 2007 Queensland Government research, about 70% of constituents within South East Queensland are in favour of daylight saving. State-wide, those who are against are now the minority, and mostly reside in the regional and rural districts outside of the DS4SEQ proposed daylight saving region. It has been 17 years since the people of Queensland have had a say on daylight saving, and in this time there has been a major shift in community attitudes demonstrating an increase in support. "It's About Time!" that the people of South East Queensland had a voice on this issue. South East Queensland we are your voice, and "It's About Time!"

Regards, Jason Furze Party Leader Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party

--RockerballAustralia (talk) 02:01, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

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