New poll reveals strong support for Daylight Saving in Qld

The Daylight Saving debate has well and truly kicked off again, thanks to a new poll asking Queenslanders their thoughts on the controversial topic.

The YouGov Galaxy Poll, conducted exclusively by Newscorp, shows that 55 per cent of Queenslanders are in favour of introducing Daylight Saving into the sunshine state.

Just 41 per cent of people are against it, while the remainder was “uncommitted”, the Courier Mail said.


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Matthew Taylor
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Matthew Taylor

Common Queensland lets stop this joke and move with the times Day light saving is great!

Sandy Bolay
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Sandy Bolay

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM

Ange
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Ange

I love that you assume it must be people from interstate that want daylight saving in QLD. A very educated and compelling argument you’ve put forward.😂

Up all Night
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Up all Night

yes make it 2 hours

Sandy Bolay
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Sandy Bolay

Why do so many southerners come to QLD to live? (It’s obvious….the weather and our way of life)……SO STOP TRYING TO TAKE OVER BY CHANGING TO THE TIME ZONES YOU LEFT BEHIND IN THE FIRST PLACE. IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR WAY OF LIFE…..GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM !!!!!!!

Ange
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Ange

Oh it’s you again, YELLY MC’YELLERSON!!
Once again, you have just posted a substance-free comment with no actual pros or cons relating to whether or not we have daylight saving in QLD. What is it that you are actually afraid of? Change?!

Realist
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Realist

If you want to get up 1hour earlier just get up , leave the clocks alone its really simple

Cassie
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Cassie

Come and stay a week in Toowoomba in winter you will see why Toowoomba needs daylight savings

Stacey gurr
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Stacey gurr

Wow who’s the ones in favour for this rubbish ..the ones who moved from the south . think us Queenslanders have enough problems let alone making more for us ..fine if people in the city want it good move the boarder to cover them n leave the rest of Qld alone.

Ange
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Ange

Stacey, I know plenty of people who have lived in a QLD their whole lives who can see the benefit of us having daylight saving here, and who’d desperately love to enjoy what the rest of the East coast enjoys. As for people who were originally from further south having opinions in favourite of daylight saving- have you ever thought that they’re passionate about it because they’ve experienced the benefits?!

Leslie Rickert
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Leslie Rickert

Yes Please-would love Daylight Savings! Living and working on the border is a nightmare for 6 months a year.

Steve
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Steve

Other countries are thinking of removing daylight savings and here we are saying let’s add it to Qld, very backwards thing to do. Besides the fact that we use it backwards by decreasing daylight in winter and increasing it in summer, which makes even less sense.

Ange
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Ange

Steve, you do realize that the amount of sunlight stays the same, regardless of what the clock says, right?

Gary
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Gary

Daylight saving is a relic of ww1, serves no purpose and is well past its use-by date. It may have had a purpose last century when work hours were very rigid and shops only had limited hours. Today flexible work hours, extended shopping hours and the fact that our cities are way too crowded for everyone to be doing the same thing at the same time (check out the daily gridlock in Sydney). It’s time NSW and others joined us in the 21st century and got rid of it.

Tony
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Tony

Yes get your head out of the sand and put daylight saving in now don’t wait any longer

Tony
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Tony

Bring it on now love daylight saving

David from vic
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David from vic

We have been entertained reading the reasons against daylight savings. Don’t go with it the whole country is laughing.

Daniel Lewis
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Daniel Lewis

We need more light in the evening so we can live a little, move the clocks an hour for the whole year! What’s the point of daylight at 4.3am in the summer ? Longer evening, more fun in the sun.

Lesley
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Lesley

So want daylight saving. Just think how much more we could do in the evening. People say get up earlier, you can’t cut the grass early in the morning. Well you can but don’t think the neighbours would like it. Lol

Mike
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Mike

Suns rises earlier so get up earlier you lazy twats bring it on , long overdue

Jojo
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Jojo

Who doesn’t love to have a sunny evening with beautiful sky after a long day in office??