once again daylight saving has begun in NSW without reference to residents or a referendum allowing them to express their views on it or the unsolicited four (sic) extra months’ extension.
The people of the North Coast are requesting a trial year of “no daylight saving” so they may feel they are, in fact, a part of the state of NSW and are not mere puppets in a psychological game being played by elected representatives.
Each NSW local council could quite easily conduct a poll in each local newspaper to obtain residents’ opinions on daylight saving and its extensions upon the failure of their elected representatives to do so.
It is considered that it is a local representative’s duty to assess this problem in this simple way and then provide them with a citizens-initiated referendum to vote on daylight saving.
Should the residents vote against that (or any other imposition without consultation) each council should place a moratorium on the offending legislation, as the resident’s voices are presently unheard.