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    Icon6 Daylight Saving Vs Non Daylight Saving

    In a referendum on the 16 May, Western Australia goes to the polls to decide once again whether Daylight saving is to be taken up.

    There are many reasons for and against.

    Those that know me know that I am very FOR it and very opinionated about it.

    But I want to know what other peoples around the world think and whether if there were referendums around the world how many places would actually have(or keep) it.
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    They are trying to instigate it here.. From experience in Britain it is a bit of a waste of time and effort IMO.. If they want to move the time forward to get more daylight in the evening, then why not just stay on GMT+1?

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    Well thats effectively daylight saving isnt it?

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    Definitely for it. Makes a huge difference in Melbourne. Don't have the sun blasting through the window before 5am, make the most of the extra sunlight after work which makes family life easier, and most importantly it enhances cricket, especially in Oct and March.


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    Definitely for it, it's so depressing in winter when it gets dark at around 4pm. They should have it all year, especially in winter.
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    I dont really care either way, though Im probably for it

    It does seem like an everyday political question that can be dealt with the people that are elected.

    Harldy the decision of conscience or nation changing decision that would require a referendum.

    Seems a little out of proportion with the issue. Is there a reason why there is a referendum on this?
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    I know that they've trialled it recently in WA, so maybe the whole trial was under the pretense that the people would get the final say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpire Money View Post
    Well thats effectively daylight saving isnt it?
    Not if you stay on +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    They are trying to instigate it here.. From experience in Britain it is a bit of a waste of time and effort IMO.. If they want to move the time forward to get more daylight in the evening, then why not just stay on GMT+1?
    That has been tried here in fact - it resulted in Scotland and northern England staying dark until 10 a.m. in winter, with concern expressed about children walking to school. Apart from a suggestion that Scotland adopt a separate time zone I don't think there is any solution - you just have to accept that in the winter there will be less daylight, and that the further north (or, in the Southern Hemisphere south) you go the more acute that is.

    Conversely, in the Shetland Islands in June it's light from around 3 a.m to 11 at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I dont really care either way, though Im probably for it

    It does seem like an everyday political question that can be dealt with the people that are elected.

    Harldy the decision of conscience or nation changing decision that would require a referendum.

    Seems a little out of proportion with the issue. Is there a reason why there is a referendum on this?
    Because the WA govt at the time was afraid to blow their nose.

    They were just a bad government really and thats coming from a labour supporter. They were just bad.
    Saying that thou this is the 4th referendum about it.

    I have said that myself thou, why go to the polls we elect these officials to make these types of decisions.
    Oh well.

    (oh and the 3 referendums have all come back NO)

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    I love the light evenings in the summer, though in about June & July you could argue you don't really need it here - still, I'd hate it if we ever got rid of it

    And Hingston, if we had GMT +1 all year round then it would be dark until about 9.15 through the winter, which aside from the fact that it would suck is seen as dangerous for kids getting to school etc

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    For it all the way, daylight after work is fantastic.
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    have no problem like this in our part of ther world....sunlight is there only between 6 AM and 6.30 PM always.. with slight 30 minutes difference during couple of months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpire Money View Post
    (oh and the 3 referendums have all come back NO)
    What were the other ones?

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    I love it, gives you that extra light after school. At the moment, I get home and have an hour of sunlight left (until 5:30) and then the sun goes down and is gone at 6:10 at the latest. No time to do anything.

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