FW: Australian timezone abbreviation EST

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Sun Aug 1 17:29:00 UTC 2010

  | It looks like there is only one valid timezone abbreviation, which is
  | EST! EST seems to change its offset whenever Australia/Melbourne
  | changes from dst or back?

That's right, and it isn't "dst", it is "summer time" - the Summer Time
Act (1974?) defines the time zones as Eastern Standard Time, and
Eastern Summer Time - both "EST" - which I cannot believe is by accident.

I also believe it is an entirely intelligent choice (though it would
work better if Qld used summer time as well).

If you don't like it, ask the Victorian Parliament if they might please
change it for you... (but expect opposition to the idea.)


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