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Daylight saving: friend or foe?

Comments 14 comments so far Being a typical Queenslander my question is “how do I change the clock on my IPad and will the extra sunlight fade my screen ?” John Fraser | Queensland – October 26, 2011, 10:53AM I loved daylight savings when I lived in Sydney and when I lived in the far north of China, summer days were naturally from 4am to 8pm at night and winter it was getting dark around 4pm (I can’t remember what time the sun came up in winter as I was never up that early).I love long summer evenings of daylight.But personal feelings aside, I think the 5 eastern states (Queensland, NSW, VIctoria, Canberra and Tassie) should decide together, eg if 4 out of 5 states want it, everyone follows. If less want it, no one has it. Flingebunt | Brisbane – October 26, 2011, 12:43PM Look, we trialled daylight saving in Brisbane some years ago, and it was a nightmare. Remember? An extra hour of sunshine, light, heat and humidity, at dinner time, in Queensland’s summer is STILL a bad idea. Business may have an argument for it, but why should commercial interests trump community well-being every single time? Give it up! | SEQ – October 26, 2011, 1:05PM @John Fraser | Queensland – October 26, 2011, 10:53AM You ask someone who is a fifth or a sixth of your age, John. Need any other help.. say with writing, reading.or clear thinking.? Tree Hugger | Spring Hill – October 26, 2011, 1:48PM @ Tree Hugger – thank you. You brightened my day with that Bazinga. I had a big giggle."we trialled daylight saving in Brisbane some years ago". How many, 1, 2, 3 or was it about 20? It should be looked at every 5 years to see if the consensus is the same.Turning you clocks forward and backwards, it’s not that complicated, or is it? fatboy | Gold Coast baby – October 26, 2011, 2:18PM @Tree Hugger 1:48PMBut I gained you respect by your spelling my name right. @fatboy 2:18PMDefinitely a follower of Glass Jaw Newman but has he worked out which way he is going to turn the clock ? John Fraser | Queensland – October 26, 2011, 3:17PM Obviously subtly is lost on some here. John Fraser | Queensland – October 26, 2011, 3:20PM @ Give it Up.By brining in daylight saving it doesn’t just magically add an extra hour to your day. That sun is still there whether it is 5pm or 6pm. Throughout the summer months the days get longer anyway, so why not turn the clocks forward to give it a help along. Macstar | Melbourne – October 26, 2011, 3:44PM @treehuggerLoved you appraisal of John F.I think he just show us where he is coming from Ham | Brisbane – October 26, 2011, 3:52PM I’d be all for it. Another hour of sunlight in the afternoons would be amazing. The late afternoon is the best part of the day in summer! guy | bris – October 26, 2011, 4:09PM Show more comments

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