The Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party

The Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party is a single-issue party and has no other agenda. The Party’s sole policy is:

To have Daylight Saving introduced into the South East Queensland region under a dual time zone arrangement.

With neither of the two major parties prepared to change their stance on this topical issue, the Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party was formed. This ensures that political pressure is applied on the significant issue of Daylight Saving.

It has been nearly two decades since the one and only Queensland Referendum on Daylight Saving was held in 1992. In this time, there has been an overwhelming increase in support of Daylight Saving, indicating that the majority of Queenslanders are in favour of its introduction. This support is geographically divided, with the majority of residents in South East Queensland being supportive of Daylight Saving, while the majority of Queenslanders residing outside this region, oppose its introduction.

To resolve the geographic issue of Daylight Saving within Queensland, logically, a geographic solution should be applied – thus introducing a dual time zone. A dual time zone would assist businesses in the South East region, and would also satisfy the majority of ALL of Queensland’s residents, not just the minority, as is currently the case.

Currently, the ‘time border’ runs through the densely populated Gold Coast-Tweed region, affecting a very large number of people for six months of the year. However, if this border was shifted to a sparsely populated area, north-west of the urbanised South East Queensland region, the number of people disrupted would be significantly reduced.

The issue of Daylight Saving within Queensland requires urgent attention and needs to be addressed appropriately. This issue has been sitting in the ‘Too Hard Basket’ for so long, that the major parties have become too politically comfortable in remaining with the status quo.

Daylight Saving has become an increasingly more significant issue facing Queensland, and simply ignoring it will not make this go away. Not having Daylight Saving in South East Queensland is denying the needs of business, and denying the people of South East Queensland greater lifestyle opportunities. Daylight Saving is a lifestyle and business choice, and one that the majority of South East Queenslanders would like to have.

For contact details, or to view media releases, the latest brochure, or the Constitution of the DS4SEQ Party, please refer to the ‘Contact Us’ link above.

Daylight Saving Time and Politics in Queensland

The last time Queensland experienced Daylight Saving Time (DST), was for three summers from 1989/90 to 1991/92. This trial, was followed by the one and only Queensland Referendum on Daylight Saving, which was held in February 1992. This Referendum gauged support for State-wide Daylight Saving in Queensland; and was defeated 54.5% to 45.5%. Successive State Governments have abided by this result and not adopted Daylight Saving Time in any form and remained with the status quo.

Population Growth Since the Referendum

It has been nearly two decades since the 1992 Referendum, and more than 1.1 million voters have been added to the Queensland electoral roll, and are eligible to have a say on the issue of Daylight Saving; just under 950,000 of these additional registered voters, live in the South East region. These people were either not in Queensland or were too young to vote on this issue. That is a large number of Queensland voters who have never had their say on Daylight Saving within Queensland.

The Queensland Government commissioned Nielsen review

In 2007, the Queensland Government commissioned the Nielsen Company to undertake research into the attitudes of Queenslanders towards daylight saving. The main reason for this review was to see if there had been any substantial change in community attitudes in Queensland, since the 1992 referendum; and to enable the Government to consider if further action was required on the issue.

The findings of the Nielsen review showed that the attitudes of Queenslanders had indeed changed. State-wide opposition to daylight saving had decreased to only 34%, compared to the 54.5% who voted ‘No’ in the 1992 referendum.

Even though community attitudes have changed, unfortunately no further action was taken and there is still no Daylight Saving, in any form, in Queensland!

The findings of Nielsen review also indicated that 69% of South East Queensland respondents support the introduction of Daylight Saving, while 59% of those outside this region are against its introduction.

Increasing support for Daylight Saving, but geographically divided

Over the last few years, there have been a number of other survey results issued, illustrating similar trends to the Nielsen review. Since the 1992 Referendum, there has been an overwhelming increase in support of Daylight Saving, indicating that the majority of Queenslanders are in favour of its introduction. This support is geographically divided, with the majority of residents in South East Queensland being supportive of Daylight Saving, while the majority of Queenslanders residing outside this region, oppose its introduction.

The Daylight Saving issue still sits in the ‘Too Hard Basket’

Given all of the abovementioned information, it is easy to understand why the issue of Daylight Saving within Queensland needs to be revisited, and that the most logical solution to this issue, is to introduce a dual time zone. A dual time zone would assist businesses in the South East region, and would also satisfy the majority of all of Queensland’s residents, not just the minority, as is currently the case.

The issue of Daylight Saving within Queensland has been sitting in the ‘Too Hard Basket’ for so long, that the major parties have become too comfortable and complacent in remaining with the status quo, continuing to ignore the issue, and even claiming it isn’t an issue. However, Daylight Saving has become an increasingly more significant issue facing Queensland. To deny this, is to deny the needs of business, and deny the people of South East Queensland greater lifestyle opportunities.

The dual time zone proposed by the Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party, is a real alternative that reflects the geographic reality and diversity of the State. This proposal is a compromise that respects the needs of regional and rural Queenslanders, while also giving fair consideration to the view of the majority of residents in South East Queensland. It is a lifestyle and business choice, and one that the majority of South East Queenslanders would like to have.

Why is the geographic issue of Daylight saving within Queensland, still sitting in the ‘Too Hard Basket’, when it can be resolved with a geographic solution?

Why You Need Business Coaching in Melbourne

Why You Need Business Coaching in Melbourne

Even people who consider themselves to be pretty fantastic businesspeople can occasionally need a little additional help. A business coach in Melbourne can help you to improve your business skills and increase profits for your company. There is no shame in seeking out business coaching in Melbourne. In fact, it can only improve things for you and your business. Here are some reasons why you should seek out a business coach in Melbourne.

Identify The Mistakes That You Might Be Making

A business coach in Melbourne from Action Victoria can help you to identify any mistakes that you might be making without realizing it. Since many people who own companies enter the business world with little experience, a business coach in Melbourne may be exactly what you need to identify some areas where you could stand to improve.

Learn How To Improve Your Profits and Performance

The primary goal of business coaching in Melbourne should be to help you to increase the profits that your company enjoys. Your coach will be able to sit down with you and talk about some practical techniques and ways that you can improve your business. With these new techniques in mind, you’ll be able to take your company to the next level. 

Business coaching in Melbourne is a fantastic investment. This is the most ideal way for your to revamp the way you approach your business and increase your company’s profits. If you want to improve your company and refine your business skills, then you should most definitely consider business coaching in Melbourne.

Choose Comfortable Shoes and Give Your Feet a Present

Choose Comfortable Shoes and Give Your Feet a Present

If you are like so many others, you are probably at the bottom of the list of your priorities. You are taking care of a family and business. There’s no time to think about yourself, even when it comes to finding comfortable shoes. Neglect your feet and you can find yourself dealing with many problems. Inadequate shoes put a strain on your feet, your back, and affect your posture. If you want to stay active, you need comfortable shoes. Your feet are put to the test every day. Make sure you put comfortable shoes on the to top of your list. 

Combine Style with Comfort
It’s common to look at the style of a shoe and think about appearances first. Remember that you need Homyped : comfort shoes online as well. When you are caught up in your daily routine, running from place to place all day, or taking up an extreme fitness regimen, you need comfortable shoes. Be sure to find shoes that look good and feel good, treating your feet to a worthwhile investment. With so many choices that are available to you, you can find comfortable shoes that are attractive as well. 

Be Sure to Compare Brands
As you consider a long list of comfortable shoes, don’t be afraid to compare. Look at prices, styles, colors, and reviews. Find shoes that can stand up to the test. No matter what you have to do every day, you can wear comfortable shoes that are the right fit for your lifestyle. Whether you are extremely active or you simply need shoes when you are being casual at home, make sure that they are comfortable shoes. You owe it to yourself to take care of your feet. Your comfortable shoes are a present to yourself. You’ll steer clear of problems with your back and your feet. You will keep on moving because you put your feet at the top of the list. Your feet matter and comfortable shoes will give you many returns.