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

SM sm at resistor.net
Sun Mar 31 03:53:18 UTC 2013

Hi Timothy,
At 19:33 27-03-2013, Timothy Arceri wrote:
>It's well past time the Australian abbreviations were updated to reflect the
>current terms and usage. Stop the confusion and use the abbreviations
>recommended by the Australian government to try to avoid this mess.

Here are some links on Australian abbreviations.  It is difficult for 
tell what is current usage (e.g. see the first two links).  If the 
Australian government thinks that it is important to stop the 
confusion it would likely find an effective way to convince the 
people in Australia about that.  I don't think that it is a good idea 
for the Olson database to dictate what the people within Australian should do.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/ AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time

http://www.abc.net.au/contact/s3514162.htm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

AEDT (GMT +11:00)

http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/fixtures All times are listed in EDT

http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/ our live match centre from 12:30pm (CDT)

- EST (Eastern Australian Standard time)

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/daysavtm.shtml EST - 
Australian Eastern Standard Time (+10 UTC) in Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas

Eastern-Standard Time (EST) - New South Wales, Victoria, Australian 
Capital Territory and Queensland.

Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC + 10 hours

http://members.iinet.net.au/~jacob/risesetsyd.html EST/EDT (GMT+10 to GMT+11)

Central standard time (CST)


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