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

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Wed Apr 3 08:56:20 UTC 2013

random832 at fastmail.us said:
> I'll call your attention once again to the fact that despite certain
> people's protests to the contrary, every state government website calls
> it that, and the government acts in NSW, Tasmania, and SA, respectively,
> are called Standard Time Amendment (Daylight 
> Saving) Act 2005, Daylight Saving Act 2007, and the Daylight Saving Act
> 1971.

Interesting. Thanks.

> Even if it doesn't have any "official" standing (but then, neither does
> "Eastern"), you can't credibly argue it 'means nothing'.

What daylight gets saved? It's a meaningless term.

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