The Daylight Saving Party
Daylight Saving for South East Queensland (DS4SEQ) is a state political party and was officially registered with the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) in December 2008. DS4SEQ is a single-issue party which advocates:
The introduction of Daylight Saving into South East Queensland, by either a dual time zone arrangement or state-wide
As a three-month old party, DS4SEQ contested its first State election in March 2009, achieving a credible result; gaining 2.5% of the primary vote across 32 electorates.
In early 2010, the Party approached Independent Member for Nicklin, Peter Wellington, to introduce a private members Bill. He agreed, and introduced the Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Referendum Bill 2010 into Queensland Parliament on 14 April 2010. Unfortunately the Bligh Labor Government did not have the political courage to take affirmative action on the issue.
We are happy with our achievement of getting Daylight Saving back on the Queensland political agenda, and for the issue to become a talking point around the state once again. We are also proud of the fact that, because of us, Queensland residents are better educated on the benefits of Daylight Saving and the reasons why many people want to experience it, and why some don’t.
In April 2012, the party contested the South Brisbane by-election finishing fourth out of eight candidates. Our candidate gained 3.7 percent of the primary vote – a result three times greater than that achieved in 2009, when we last contested the electorate.
Submission to Queensland Liberal National Party Government.
Shortly after Premier Campbell Newman and his LNP Government were elected in March 2012, the Daylight Saving Party provided the Premier with a submission. This submission, entitled Daylight Saving – Resolving the issue for Queensland presents options to resolve the Daylight Saving contention in Queensland. Feel free to view the pdf of this submission here.
It appears that, for the moment, the Newman LNP Government is only interested in their own agenda. However, we are hopeful that they will seek to address the Daylight Saving issue in the future…
South East Queensland – beautiful one day…
We all know that Queensland is Australia’s finest state to live in. In addition to this, South East Queensland’s sub-tropical climate is best suited to enjoy the benefits of Daylight Saving….So how come we don’t make the most of it?
It’s About Time!