News

Toowoomba is sick of hearing about daylight saving

TOOWOOMBA residents do not want daylight saving, and are sick of hearing about it.

That's the view of Chronicle readers after the chances of a trial run of the measure blew out to long odds with the bookies.

Betting company Sportsbet priced Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk trialling daylight saving before 2019 at $2.50.

Readers overwhelmingly voted against any changes to daylight saving in a Chronicle online poll, with 69 per cent of readers backing no shift in the laws.

While readers were more split on The Chronicle's Facebook page, the majority of comments wanted no daylight saving.

"No we don't (want daylight saving), and stop asking. We have said no and we mean it. It's worse than a nagging child asking all the time," Rob and Sharon Blinco wrote.

Residents included some hilarious reasons for both wanting and not wanting Queensland to introduce the measures.

"Getting dark at 7pm is late enough. I also enjoy the fact that when I'm up at 4.30am for work, it's bright/warm enough (and) I don't want to kill myself or quit my job," Sam Russell posted.

Do you want to have daylight savings in Queensland?

This poll ended on 31 January 2017.

Current Results

YES

34%

NO

65%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"To the people saying 'no', do you mind if I now the lawn at 6am? Because I don't have enough sunlight after work," Gavin Mingay wrote.

Sportsbet's Christian Jantzen said the odds of a referendum on the issue happening before 2019 were even more unlikely, offering a whopping $6 for it.

"The acting Premier has said there are no plans to introduce daylight saving during this term of government but that might just be clever wording given the prospect of an early election," he said.

Topics:  annastacia palaszczuk daylight saving toowoomba


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Whitehaven Beach Run set for big field

BLUE SKIES: The Whitehaven Beach Run on Hamilton Island is always a popular event.

Famous race set for massive year.

Shute Harbour boat ramp open today

Whitsunday Fishing World manager Grant Spees called for patience on the Shute Harbour boat ramp earlier this month.

The Shute Harbour boat ramp is now open.

INXS show rockin' the hits in SES fundraiser

MUSIC FEST: The Australian INXS show will appear at Whitsunday SESsions.

Be there on Saturday to experience Whitsunday SESsions

Local Partners

Talent galore at Whitsunday SESsions

WHETHER it was Paul Fenech 'thonging' bogans, or Steady Eddie cracking up the crowd - there was plenty of entertainment for everyone at Whitsunday SESsions.

Debbie's graveyard: Major auction to clear written-off cars

Auto Repair and Towing Service owner Shane Muntelwit at the salvage yard behind Mackay Airport, which has become a graveyard for about 150 vehicles destroyed or written off by Cyclone Debbie.

A salvage yard has become a makeshift graveyard

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

IF AUSTRALIA does have a tall poppy syndrome, Mia Freedman has most certainly been a victim.

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

INXS show rockin' the hits in SES fundraiser

MUSIC FEST: The Australian INXS show will appear at Whitsunday SESsions.

Be there on Saturday to experience Whitsunday SESsions

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!