[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations - Next step

Shaun Bouckaert shaun.bouckaert at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 08:46:39 UTC 2012

This issue has been specifically about the abbreviations for the
primary timezones of Australia, those listed on the federal
governments website. Is the issue with the timezones you've mentioned
the abreviations, or that they aren't distinct timezones in the data?
If they aren't, but should be, especially in regards to the relevent
legislation, perhaps a seperate topic about that should be raised.


On 11 October 2012 17:04, David Grosz <david at dlg.com.au> wrote:
> 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
> There are only 10 types of people in the world.  Those who understand binary and those who don't.
> -----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.
> Shaun

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