Mayor reignites daylight saving debate

GOLD COAST Mayor Tom Tate has reignited the daylight saving debate, declaring his support for the move to be brought back into southeast Queensland.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reveals a “super majority” of Councillors want to lobby the Government to hold a referendum to reintroduce daylight saving to the area.

All but one of the city’s 15 Councillors are reported to have indicated ­support for a review of the measure.


Queensland observed daylight saving from 1989 through until 1992 when a referendum to make the move permanent was defeated.

At 4.30pm on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 15,632 people had signed an e-petition for a new daylight saving trial. It closes on March 15.