Let’s (not) do the time warp again….
…..it’s just a jump to the left
…..and then a step to the right
OK, enough of the Rocky Horror anthem, but to be honest whatever the outcome of tomorrows election, be it a ‘jump to the left’ or a ‘step to the right’ one thing will be certain, the lack of Daylight Saving in South East Queensland will be firmly placed on the political agenda.
We have always been very realistic and pragmatic about what we would be able to achieve in or first campaign (note that’s ‘first’, not ‘only’). We have never had any pretences about forming a government and we have always been totally upfront that we are focused on one issue and one issue alone, the fact that 69% of South East Queenslanders want daylight saving, yet both the main parties continue to be dead set against it. Our objective is to bring about change, change of thinking and change of attitudes on this issue. Only by accepting the blindingly obvious logic of a dual time zone that meets the needs of BOTH South East Queenslanders and Regional Queenslanders (by not imposing DS on them) can the majority be satisfied on this issue.
Inevitably during this campaign we have been written off by the mainstream parties (and to a great extent, also by the mainstream media) as being a fringe group of loons with a no hope policy. However the grass roots advocacy of our fantastic candidates, combined with some judicial use of modern on-line campaigning techniques has seen our message extended to a wider, and welcoming, audience. Slowly, bit by bit, the simple logic of our approach is being understood and embraced by many who would previously never have considered voting for a single issue party. We are of course fortunate that the ‘optional preferential voting’ that we have in state elections means that a great many voters who would normally vote for other parties have contacted us to say they are going to vote 1 DS4SEQ to get the message across on their demand for daylight saving, and then use their preference vote based on their other political views.
So, am I going to make any predictions for the outcome, well no, not really. The polls reckon it’s to close to call all around. I will make one prediction though, whoever winds up a Premier, when they come to the analysis of what they need to do to stay ahead with voters next time around, one of their advisors is going to say most emphatically, ‘we really need to fix this daylight saving issue’!
Let’s make sure that we send our message loud and clear so that when that conversation takes place (and it may happen as early a this weekend) there can be no scope for doubt that the introduction of Daylight Saving in South East Queensland is what the people of South East Queensland want!
VOTE 1 DS4SEQ
After all, it’s really is about time!
DS4SEQ Party Leader