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

Random832 random832 at fastmail.us
Tue Apr 2 04:29:14 UTC 2013

On 04/01/2013 11:42 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:34 AM, Arthur David Olson
> <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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...
>> http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/LTObject_Store/LTObjSt6.nsf/DDE300B846EED9C7CA257616000A3571/A9D345748C4D9B38CA257A0D00159D55/$FILE/72-8297a014bookmarked.pdf
>>      @dashdashado
> I wonder what the PDF could be worth in this discussion, since is does
> not contain any single acronym for a time zone.
Nor the name "Eastern", or indeed any name (at least NSW's says "New 
South Wales summer time"). Maybe we should just use MELT/MELST.

The states don't seem to be, as a rule, interested in specifying how to 
refer to the timezones from outside of them.

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