I am so proud of the efforts of my fellow Rotarian, John Burkett, in establishing the Daylight Saving for South East Queensland party and I would like to congratulate all who have put in so much effort into forwarding this issue. I know when I was in Brisbane it was a constant struggle to educate people about how a split time zone could and would work in Queensland, and how differently SEQ experiences light when compared with Mt Isa and FNQ. And I know just how hard it is to go through all the formal channels to establish a fully operating political party. All other options have been denied South East Queenslanders, and in spite of 69% support in the region for DLS, the Queensland Government are still unmovable on the issue of introducing daylight saving either in the SEQ corner or across Queensland. A political party is the only means of applying pressure to state government on the issue, and the DS4SEQ party is a great step toward realising the desires of so many people in Queensland.
I may be based in London now, but my interest in the issue in Queensland is still as strong as ever. I want to do what I can to keep the issue alive too. Anyone who is interested in being part of the DS4SEQ party, please let me know and I will happily put you in contact with the people who have done all the ground work in setting up the party. This is a single issue party, so it doesn’t matter what side of politics you support; you are welcome simply to express your wish for DLS without there being any compromise to any other policy issue you hold dear.