For Queensland residents only:
I received an email yesterday regarding Qld Government E-Petition which is currently available to bring back daylight savings (on a trial basis) in Queensland, so thought I would pass the info on here should any others be interested.
The petition closes on 10 November, so if you support daylight savings, you can sign the petition which is available at the site below and let as many people know as possible.
The petition is on the Queensland Government's Parliament Petitions website.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the email:
This urgent petition requires as many signatures as possible and we encourage people to please forward this e-mail on to other Queenslanders who stand to benefit from daylight saving prior to the closing date being November 10th, 2007.
Following the late discovery of this petition (no mention of it in media), we'll be working 24/7 for Queensland voters to access it.
CheersState wide daylight saving will NEVER be introduced by any political party.
However the Government research showed that a third of Queenslanders under the age of 35 (and a quarter overall) had NEVER heard of regional daylight saving.
The research concluded “There is a general lack of understanding by Queenslanders of the reasons for introducing two time zones”
How did the Government expect Queenslanders to support regional daylight saving if almost half of them didn’t know about it or understand it?
I would therefore urge you to read and then forward the attached document to as many people as possible, sign the petition and hound your local MP if you support regional daylight saving for Queensland.