Daylight savers may have to wait awhile

Daylight saving may be the victim of Western Australia's election - further bemusing those who watch us from a distance.


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What a disgrace to be held to ransom in this way by the Nationals. They represent such a small minority - so their influence is a terrible reflection of WA. We can't afford to keep this embarrassing tag!

What a disgrace to presume business is in favour of daylight saving. I know for a fact most people in the business sector of West Perth are not in favour of daylight saving.

I\'m with you Gemma, Absolute disgrace, This election was about Western Australia becoming more competitive, not pushing it back 50 years. Royalties for Regions is fair but holding us to ransom for Daylight Saving is reprehensible

West Perth
Keith, I don't know who you speak to in West Perth but every business person I know in WA is for DLS..... There still isn't a logical or reasonable reason against it. Go check out Then come up with a non-emotional reason against it

What an absolute disgrace. The National certainly don't have my voice and to demand this just because their people don't want daylight saving - what about the rest of us. We may live in the metro area and not country but our voices still count.

How arrogant for Keith to say he knows for a fact that most people in the business sector are not in favour. I have contracts in a number of different business sectors, and the majority of people I come across have been in favour of it, and personally I love it. Bring on another referendum after a 3 year trial.

South Perth
What a joke, Daylight savings works all over the world, we are a backwater laughing stock! Retail Hours, Daylight Savings, Perth welcome to the 20th century!

Modern Era
Bring WA out of the Dark Ages for once and all.

But lets not forget, we are talking about a referendum, the most democratic of processes available and if the majority are stupid enough to knock it back, then so be it; just emigrate!

We had 3 referendums that knocked back daylight saving already. The 3 years trial is a joke pushed onto us by arrogant politicians.

How many times do we have to vote against daylight saving???

Let's make the Swan River a time-line. All those who don't want daylight saving could live South of the river, and all those who want it (including the CBD) could live North of the river. That way, when it gets dark in the southern suburbs, people can cross the river and get another hour of (Northern) daylight in their day. Best of both worlds. Problem solvered.

Regardless of the election result daylight saving should be enforced as the norm in WA, to bring us into line with the East Coast (except QLD) This is one country and very overgoverned. Daylight Saving should be a Federal issue. This country has enough natural timezones without the confusion not having daylight saving causes.

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