half an hour home, youre talking three-and-a-half hours before youre getting. I might want to have coffee with a friend who lives on the other side, whose kid goes to school on the other side, and it can take 10 minutes to work out the plans. If I walk down the street my phone will change to NSW time because Im so close to the border, Ms ONeill said. Ahead of Queenslands recent state election, it was the one issue on which both major parties agreed. But locals tell the quirky situation is mostly a struggle. It doesnt make a difference to me, whether we have daylight saving or not. Meanwhile Tweed National MP Geoff Provests solution is to end daylight saving a month early in NSW. Barnes said being a professional musician made things extra challenging. ABS Data and the copyright in the ABS Data remains the property of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
There are twice the New Years Eve celebrations in the twin towns first in Tweed Heads in NSW, and again across the road in Queenslands Coolangatta. And if youre really lucky youll get someone who just arrived from Perth and theyre like, I have no idea what time. Will you make it to the shops or post office before they close, have you missed your doctors appointment, and will you get to the kids in time for school pick-up? And if you ask someone the time, you have to ask, Is that Queensland or is that NSW time?
And thats coupled with the estimated.35 billion a year that the Queensland economy is believed to be losing by being an hour behind the rest of the eastern seaboard. The sex ratio of males to females can also be seen - young areas are likely to have more males, while elderly areas generally have more females due to longer life expectancy.
The first Sunday of October, when daylight saving puts NSW an hour ahead, is a nightmare for those living and working on the border of the two states. Queenslanders have long complained about their smartphones switching back and forth from local to NSW time, as recently as this weekend. Arguments for and against daylight saving are many and varied: those against say its unnecessary and would negatively impact farmers; those in favour say it would better align Queenslands businesses with operations in the southern states. Parallel timezones, sure, there are benefits. And then you have to readjust to NSW time to get the kids ready and get off to work in the morning. In the business world its also that you have a lot of contacts in Sydney and Melbourne (Victoria also observes daylight saving time) and I guess they get used to it, but they dont like. Musician, casey Barnes recently moved his young family from the Gold Coast to Kingscliff, just south of Tweed Heads.