[tz] South Australia may move clocks 30 minutes
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Feb 8 18:30:53 UTC 2015
The South Australian government is considering changing their clocks by 30
minutes. The government would prefer advancing clocks by 30 minutes to match
the time on the east coast. The public is split. Much of the resistance is
coming from the west part of the state, where locals worry about their children
leaving for school in the dark, and the government is prepared to consider
changing school hours to address this. Another possibility is retarding clocks
by 30 minutes; this would move closer to solar time, and would align better with
This change would probably affect Broken Hill as well. Northern Territory will
be consulted but seems less inclined to change.
The consultation process will take at least two months. The government's
website crashed as citizens went online to give their opinion.
Nicholson M. South Australia has the most ridiculous time zone, and might be
about to change it. Junkee 2015-02-06.
Ball G, Clift J, Coote G. Broken Hill urged to air views on proposed time zone
change for South Australia. ABC News (Australia), 2015-02-06.
SA considers changing time zone to match eastern states. 9NEWS 2015-02-05.
South Australians remain divided on whether it is time for the time to change.
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