Australian Capital Territory DST rule change?
Edwin Groothuis <
edwin at mavetju.org
Thu Jul 10 21:21:59 UTC 2008
Paul Eggert <eggert <at> CS.UCLA.EDU> writes:
> A story in the July 3 ABC News (Australia) says that the Australian
> Capital Territory (ACT) will change its daylight-saving rules starting
> October, to bring it into line with Tasmania, New South Wales,
> Victoria, and South Australia. Until now, I didn't know that the ACT
> had different rules from its neighbors. I guess this means we'll need
> to add a new Zone Australia/Canberra to deal with the discrepancy?
Euhm... I think it was a matter of not being legislated yet, I don't recall
*anything* in the news about them not moving at the same time as NSW.
I'll ask around today though.
> It is pretty weird that the ACT was a small island of one UTC offset
> in a sea of a different UTC offsets. To be honest, I'm having a bit
> of a tough time believing this news report. Maybe I'm reading it
> incorrectly? But if it's correct, does anyone know when the ACT
> started diverging from NSW and Victoria?
It happened when NSW and Victoria changed *their* DST time in 2007.
The amendments are:
(a) a period starting at 2 am on the first Sunday in October in a
year and ending at 2 am on the first Sunday in the following
(At the bottom of page 8 of the PDF and page 4 of the bottom-page-numbering).
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