Billie Berg, 5, and sister Mila, 7, enjoy a sunrise surf at Froggy’s Beach near the NSW border. Picture: Luke Marsden.
Billie Berg, 5, and sister Mila, 7, enjoy a sunrise surf at Froggy’s Beach near the NSW border. Picture: Luke Marsden.

Turn the clocks forward: QLD-ers want daylight savings

TWO-THIRDS of people living in southeast Queensland want to see daylight saving introduced across the state.

An exclusive YouGov Galaxy poll for The Courier-Mail shows 55 per cent of Queenslanders back the change, with only 41 per cent opposed.

That is a reversal of the result at the last referendum on the issue more than a quarter of a century ago, when people voted 54.5 per cent to 45.5 per cent not to join the rest of the eastern seaboard states in putting the clocks forward an hour each summer.

It is time for daylight saving to be introduced in Queensland?

This poll ended on 31 August 2018.

Current Results

Yes, would love it

36%

No, would hate it

52%

Yes, but only in south-east Queensland

5%

Only after a full public vote

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The new poll result will put more pressure on the Palaszczuk Government to revisit the issue - and possibly put it to a public vote - with business and tourism leaders already pushing for change.

"There has been a definite shift, certainly since the referendum," said YouGov Galaxy managing director David Briggs.

Read the full story at the Courier Mail


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