We want daylight saving

JAY Hubert is tired of being kept in the dark when it comes to daylight saving.

“(The government) should make a decision one way or another,” he said.

The Canegrowers deputy chairman also said the proposal by a campaign group formed to push for daylight saving in south-east Queensland would not have an effect on the way he does business.

“Most growers are against daylight savings, but only because we work for an extra hour every day,” Mr Hubert said.

This summer's daylight saving changes kicked in for other eastern states last weekend, but Queensland did not budge.

The Daylight Saving for South-East Queensland political party has proposed two time zones for Queensland, with daylight saving observed in the south-east of the state and regular time maintained in the north during summer.

The proposal cuts the time zone along the northern Fraser Coast Regional Council border, which means Bundaberg would not be in the daylight saving zone.

Party leader Jason Furze said after compiling independent research and analysing reports commissioned by the state government, the party decided the Fraser Coast border was the best place to divide the state.

“At the end of the day, you've got to propose a time border somewhere that is workable,” Mr Furze said.

But the leader also said it was just a proposal and encouraged Bundaberg residents to express their opinions to the party, or to the Queensland Premier.

Childers cattle producer Ken Thompson was in favour of daylight saving.

He said it would allow him to work his cattle in the afternoon, when he got home from his other job.

“I can't understand why the farmers don't want it, if they're working day-light hours anyway,” he said.



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