I'VE been debating about daylight saving since I was in my early teens.

My partner for a Year 9 English assignment agreed I would take on the unenviable task of convincing a group of 14-year-olds its introduction would cause havoc to our great state.

Unfortunately I failed to sway many of my fellow students.

Now you can chalk that up to my dodgy debating skills or their strong opinions on the matter.

Either way, that younger generation deserves a formal say.

It is time for daylight saving to be introduced in Queensland?

This poll ended on 31 August 2018.

Current Results

Yes, would love it


No, would hate it


Yes, but only in south-east Queensland


Only after a full public vote


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

As long as our states down south operate on daylight saving time, this debate will not die down.

And like clockwork the yearly furore on social media is raging again.

I'm certainly on the side of daylight saving, but what I would really like to see is this hashed out in another referendum.

Many might argue Queensland has already had this debate but 26 years is a long time and there is a whole new generation of voters.

So it's a shame both the State Government and the Opposition have ruled it out.

It is time we formally addressed this issue again.