Australian Capital Territory DST rule change?

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Thu Jul 10 22:29:08 UTC 2008

Edwin Groothuis < <edwin <at>> writes:

> 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.

  The ACT Chamber of Commerce expects some inconvenience for businesses this
morning as the fallout from daylight saving computer errors continues.

  A programing glitch resulted in computers and mobile phones across Australia's
south eastern states changing over from daylight saving to standard time, a week
too early.

So they changed it in reality, but the legislation had not caught up with it.


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