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Daylight saving referendum


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Daylight savings in WA  

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  1. 1. Are you in favour of daylight saving being introduced in Western Australia by standard time in the state being advanced one hour from the last Sunday in October 2009 until the last Sunday in March 2010 and in similar fashion for each following year?

    • YES
      25
    • NO
      19


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With daylight saving ending on the 30th March 2009 at 2am in WA, the 3 year trial period has ended. Western Australians will vote in a referendum on the 16th May. Even though I cant vote, I must say it is very dark at 7am.

Could only Westralians please vote in the poll above please?

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I hope DST gets introduced permanently, but I've heard so many brainless comments, like "It makes the day longer and this confuses the plants and animals!"...

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My all time favourite comment from the anti-daylight-savings-brigade:

"It fades the curtains!" :ilikeit::)

I am pro in a big way. For working parents it is wonderful because it gives you extra time in the evenings to take your kids to the park or for a bike ride after work.

I have a question though:

Who will be allowed to vote in the referendum? Will it only be WA citizens, or PR visa people and working visa people too?

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You have to be a citizen to vote. You must vote or you will get fined!!!!

The only draw back I have re daylight savings is that in the month of November and March its still dark at 7am.......

I love the extended daylight in Summer.

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:thumbdown:

Other reasons:

1. Daylight savings is causing global warming

2. Stopping hens from laying eggs as they get confused

3. Milk turning sour as the cows are also confused

4. Overcrowding of WA beaches by kiters will be history

5. Curtains are fading

6. Tomato farmers complain the sun shines too long for ultimate growth

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With daylight saving ending on the 30th March 2009 at 2am in WA,

Um, the last Sunday in March is the 29th? Just don't want people to get confused.

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;)

Other reasons:

1. Daylight savings is causing global warming

2. Stopping hens from laying eggs as they get confused

3. Milk turning sour as the cows are also confused

4. Overcrowding of WA beaches by kiters will be history

5. Curtains are fading

6. Tomato farmers complain the sun shines too long for ultimate growth

Seri...us :D:ilikeit: :ilikeit: :ilikeit: :ilikeit:

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Hi All,

Probably the no's will come from people like myself with little kids up to 3/4+.

Reason: When it is still light at 9pm it makes it very difficult if you are trying to get busy little bodies off to sleep so you can have a little peace and quiet time

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I loved having the long evenings on our recent trip to Perth - was really great, but I have to agree it is so difficult to get little ones to sleep on time! My kids were only going to sleep around 9 pm and they are 2 and 4!

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Just to add my two cents worth..

Another reason to vote "NO"

It causes the car number plates to fade because I go to and return from work when to sun is shinning!

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  • 1 month later...

Permanent daylight saving would be fantastic because we are almost on the Northern Territory border, and it is pitch dark at 5:30pm, and soon it will be closer to 5:00 pm. It's the pits!

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WA has voted NO to daylight savings.

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/

:)

Personally though, in my opinion, daylight savings isn't enough - I figure the clocks here should get turned back one hour the whole year around (ie not just in summer).

It gets light too early here and dark too early - all year around.

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