[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations (Daylight Savings Time) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Peter Stagg P.Stagg at bom.gov.au
Sat Feb 23 02:00:26 UTC 2013

Hi Paul et. al.

I'm greatly amused by you referring to the page you have as I am Australian and I work at the Head Office of the BOM and my current issue has arisen from the fact that the "services policy" department of the Bureau wants the 'correct' abbreviation to appear on images and within applications on the web site etc.

Is their anything I can do or say to bring some clarity to this issue and perhaps resolve it one way or another? I hope that doesn't sound churlish, it's not intended to. I can for example seek clarification from the bureau of its advice regarding the abbreviations used and I can also get other developers and more senior staff involved. Part of the reason I'm perusing this is because I know from experience that this situation frustrates many Australian developers and that most give up in anguish believing that their is nothing they can do about it. Now that I have tracked down the means by which something can be done I'm willing to purse this cause.


Peter Stagg | Web Developer, Radar Systems
Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Meteorological Data Information Services System (AMDISS)
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289 Melbourne VIC 3001
Level 6, 700 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008
Tel: +61 3 9669 4232 | Fax: +61 3 9669 4128

From: Paul Eggert [eggert at cs.ucla.edu]
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2013 5:33 PM
To: Peter Stagg
Cc: Time zone mailing list
Subject: Re: [tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations (Daylight Savings Time) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

> Given that the Australian Government now has offical advice as to what these abreviations should be
> ...
> Peter Stagg | Web Developer, Radar Systems
>  Bureau of Meteorology

Unfortunately different parts of the Australian Government give
differing official advice.  A quick web search, for example, reports
a Bureau of Meteorology web page that disagrees with the web page
that you gave.

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