[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations - Next step

David Grosz david at dlg.com.au
Thu Oct 11 07:04:11 UTC 2012

I've noticed that the timezones for the Eucla region (UTC+08:45/CWST) and Lord Howe Island (UTC+10:30 with 30mins advance for DST/LHST-LHDT) always seem to be neglected in discussion.  The fact that there are official timezones for these areas should mean they are added to the Australian Government website.

In addition, should territories such as Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Islands which are under some sort of Australian control also be added to the list of discussed Australian timezones?

Kind Regards,
David Grosz
Sydney, Australia

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-----Original Message-----
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Shaun Bouckaert
Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2012 4:40 PM
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: [tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations - Next step

After taking some time off from this issue, I've considered the next logical step to be contacting the relevant government departments in charge of the timezone legislation in each state. As a Queenslander I will start with the Queensland Attorney-General, as the timezone legislation falls under his responsibility.

I honestly believe that the only argument for the status quo on this issue is that it's been this way for a long time. I have previously presented many good arguments as to why it needs to be updated to reflect what is widely used amongst government and private organisations across the country, and what is presented by the federal government on this page http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/time

Hopefully, with responses from the relevant state departments, this issue can be resolved and put to bed.


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