[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

Arthur David Olson arthurdavidolson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 03:34:45 UTC 2013

For whatever it's worth, a link to Victoria's "Summer Time Act 1972 No.
8297 of 1972; Version incorporating amendments as at 31 May 2012" is...



On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM, David Patte ₯ <dpatte at relativedata.com>wrote:

> I'll let you read this site, and decide whether it should be considered
> more authoritative than the opinions of those trying to block this change
> in the tz database.
> http://australia.gov.au/about-**australia/our-country/time#**
> daylightsaving<http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/time#daylightsaving>
> Until then, I suggest that those that would like to see the government
> recommended abbreviations in their O/Ss and software work together to
> provide a new patched distro that would override tz in their systems. We
> could start defining a new database and format immediately, since this
> issue has been left unresolved too long.
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