[tz] Western Australia's continuing argument over DST

Gilmore Davidson gilmoreorless at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 10:13:30 UTC 2022

"Daylight saving push in WA likely dead on arrival as government, opposition dismiss private member's bill"
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-24/renewed-push-for-daylight-saving-in-wa-seemingly-dead-on-arrival/101363054 <https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-24/renewed-push-for-daylight-saving-in-wa-seemingly-dead-on-arrival/101363054>

> Daylight Saving Party MLC Wilson Tucker has called on Premier Mark McGowan to legislate the return of the practice to Western Australia, instead of holding another referendum.
> Labor Minister Sue Ellery, who as leader of the government in the Upper House effectively controls the likelihood of Mr Tucker's bill being considered, was dismissive. Premier Mark McGowan reinforced the dismissal late yesterday, confirming the government would look to "respect" the results of the previous four referendums.
> […]
> Mr Tucker, who sits on the crossbench of Western Australia's Upper House, won his seat after he was elected with just 98 votes, or 0.2 per cent of the vote, and represents WA's Mining and Pastoral region where voters have delivered strong no votes in daylight saving referendums in 1975, 1984, 1992, and 2009.

It should also be pointed out that Wilson Tucker wasn’t even living in Australia when he was elected (via weird voting preference deals that have resulted in calls to update the WA voting legislation).

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