Time zone change
The proposal of a change to the SA time zone is back in the headlines.
The news agencies are reporting that 75% of the (1,000) respondents are in favour of a change.
The actual figures are:
42% want to move forward
37% want to move back
What hasn’t happened is more consultation throughout the community.
The average person in the street is not going to send in a submission.
My MP has not contacted me (or my neighbours) for our thoughts.
I advise the Government to not rush into this.
There is no real hurry.
Let us consider this over 12 months and then make a considered decision.
The Government needs to do a better job in selling the idea.
My thoughts are:
Stay as we are.
It keeps us aligned with Darwin and importantly more aligned with Asian time; and that gives us an advantage over the Eastern States.
If a decision is made soon (and in a hurry) then there will probably be a backlash at the next election.
Is it broken? No.
Is there really a pressing need? No.If it is logical, then why doesn’t WA move to Sydney time? Fat chance. I’m just being silly, but the WA economy is bigger than that of SA.