[tz] Norfolk Island, Daylight Saving Time (DST) 6/10/19-05/04/20 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Aug 15 02:44:14 UTC 2019

On 2019-08-14 19:48, Robert Elz wrote:
On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:26:45 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> | It would be helpful if the Australians would add a phrase or two to
> | disambiguate this, the next time they change their DST laws.
> The Victorian Summer Time Act (1972) includes (section 3, paragraph 2)...
> (2) In this section the expression "the hour of two o'clock in the morning"
> means that hour as determined by standard time.
> [this section (in paragraph (1) is where the summer time rule is
> set out ... the one in the act has since been amended, different
> times of the year, but the time of day was not altered.]
> I doubt any more disambiguation is needed.   I haven't gone hunting in
> all of the other states' legislation, nor whatever applies to ACT and NT
> (and the various othe routlying territories, even if I could work out
> who or what was responsible in each case) but I would suspect that many
> of them contain similar wording.
> In any case, there is no question but that when summer time ends, the
> clocks move backwards from 02:59.999999999 (summer time) to 02:00.000000
> (standard time) in all Australian jurisdictions - not because anything
> forces that to be so (there's no overriding power anywhere here) but just
> because everyone cooperated and made it be that way.
> Further, given:
> (2)  Unless there is a contrary intention, the time must be determined
> using:
> 	(a)  standard time; or
> 	(b)  for a time within a daylight saving period-daylight saving time.
> that is also clear - the boundaries of summer time (or "daylight saving time"
> for some weird reason in Norfolk) are not "within" a daylight saving period,
> they are the edges of it, hence (2)(b) does not apply, which means
> that (2)(a) is what is left, and so standard time is used to interpret those
> boundary times.

Courts often disagree with these edge case arguments, mainly raised by
proprietors of licensed premises, caught extending drinking times by an extra
hour at transitions. ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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