Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    All it means for me is I get a sleep in, as soon as the sun is up so am I and oct/nov in the old days of shorter DST just meant I was up at 4:30-5am. DST also means I get a bit longer to sit outside before the mozzies arrive.
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  2. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Couldn't we just make the working day 8-4 instead of 9-5?


    Apparently there are people that work 9 till 5 ...
  3. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    It's organising yourself around the time scheduled for group activities that is the issue. I sail two mornings a week, and two evenings a week.

    I'd be quite happy to start at 6am (non DST) but there's nothing I can do if the others don't arrive till an hour later. Same thing goes for evening races. 'because they are scheduled for a time when "workers" can get away from their jobs it means we often finish the races in the dark.

    As it is, the summer days start earlier, and are shorter, up here than back in Melbun simply due to geography - being more northerly, and more westerly. So it makes even more sense to have DST up here than it does in the southern states.

    As for it being hot enough on an evening, that's what pools are for. :-)
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Ive got a better idea, just jam your 4 weeks work hrs into 2 week's, then have 2 weeks off all day daylight, its works a treat :super
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  5. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Work hours ?????
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  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I really liked it living in Melb, its suits the climate really well and I did things in the arvos of extra daylight I just couldnt have done here in QLD, its reafirmed to me how it really wouldnt suit the QLD climate.
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    someones got to keep you :D
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  8. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Don't start :lol3
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  9. gavmac

    gavmac Been here awhile

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    What do you base that blanket statement on?
    It was a good reason for me when I came up eight years ago. Maybe i'm not in the majority..........
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  10. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Well, the first statement is a matter of my personal opinion, and those of my fellow retirees from down south (who constitute a sizeable percentage, if not a majority) who live up here. :lol3

    The second is from Wikipedia quoting 2007 government research showing 69% of people in SEQ wanted it. Interestingly, the same research also showed 59% of ALL Queenslanders also wanted it.

    Personally, I reckon SEQ should just go it alone. The economic and tourism benefits of staying in step with the other DST states would more than offset the cost of being an hour out of sync with the rest of QLD.
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  11. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz McRibbed for her pleasure Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I wish they'd leave the stupid clocks alone. :fitz
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    :lol3

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  13. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    I'd settle for customer service beating our customers over their heads till they learnt to have orders in by 9am so we could get everything on a truck by 1pm and go home!

    I'm really interested in the Swedish 6hr work day trials.
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  14. MultiDV8

    MultiDV8 Been here awhile

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    He seems to have a firm understanding of how it works .:lol3
    Qld now has one of the worst droughts of all time. I wonder how he explains that?

    I suspect that one of the reasons so many people in SEQ support Daylight saving is because they have moved here from the Southern states and NZ and think it's a good thing there and can't understand a few basic geographical facts as to why it's not so good here. I think if they were to experience 1 summer here with DST they'd change their minds.
    One of my objections to it is the 6 months period it runs for. At the start and end of that period we'd be starting and finishing in the dark.
    Both sides of politics have stated that they'll never support it, I guess they're smart enough to understand how many votes they'd lose if they introduced it.
  15. laurient

    laurient Been here awhile

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    I work outside and mostly by myself and prefer to start with the dawn , its cool , no flies or people and you can really get stuff done .
    Going home after 8 hrs in the early afternoon is a big bonus :jkam . Oh and stuff daylight saving .
  16. Russ

    Russ Long timer

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    Why is it always the Qld'ers who have a problem with DLST when they don't even partake?
  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    We don’t have a problem with other states having daylight savings, we have a problem with being told we should have it and it would be good for us
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  18. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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  19. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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  20. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    After doing the odd trip to the far north over the last few years it scares me to think I find myself in agreement the the bannana benders. Once you get north of rocky the difference in sunset/rise time between winter & summer is negligible & climatic factors such as arvo heat is another factor. Of course it also stops the cows from milking & fades your curtains as everyone knows