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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Renewed push for standardised daylight saving.

Renewed push for standardised daylight saving. 08/11/2005. ABC News Online

The president of the Tasmanian Senate, Paul Calvert, has written to the Prime Minister urging him to raise standardised daylight saving time zones with states and territories at the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting.

Senator Calvert says it is crazy to continue with the current situation, where Tasmania begins daylight saving four weeks before the other states.

He says the multiple time zones present great problems for business people and travellers.

Senator Calvert has proposed all daylight saving states start at the same time, with Queensland split into two zones by the Tropic of Capricorn.

"I think it's time we had a look at this again," he said.

"The last time it was looked at was in 1880 and I think we've moved on somewhat since then with communications and whatever.

"I think it'd be a good thing for COAG to talk about, that's why I wrote to the prime minister."

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