Spending Your Savings

Only a few weeks to go before WA votes on the final, yes definitely, never again referendum on whether to keep observing Daylight Savings after its three year trial.

The ABC has set up a useful site to explain how the previous referenda were split, and general opinion is that while Perth is split, the farmers don’t like it.

I was surveyed about it recently – judging by the questions, there seems to be a perception that a yes vote these days is more based on business needs than a pressing urge to get to the beach after work every day. For that reason, I think there’s now some pressing need to get WA in line with the rest of the country.

However, given that the recent elections in WA established that the country folk carry more than a little electoral clout these days, I predict another NO vote.