Most people in Queensland want daylight saving introduced

A new poll has found that a majority of Queenslanders would support joining NSW, Queensland and Tasmania by introducing daylight saving.

On Sunday, 1 October when local standard time reaches 2am, clocks are turned forward one hour to 3am. This change means that sunrise and sunset are an hour later, and Australians (except those in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia) have more light to play with in the evenings.

The figures from a poll conducted by the Courier Mail show that 2/3rds of Queensland residents would like to see daylight saving introduced in their state. 41% of people rejected the idea of change.

The shift in opinion could put pressure on the state government to revisit the topic with a public vote.