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PERTH  Australia: Western Australians turned down daylight savings time for the fourth time since 1975 in a referendum on 16 May 2009.

A larger share of the voters rejected daylight savings time than in 1992, the last time the question was put to a vote, The Sunday Times of Perth reported.

Daylight Saving Time Bill

In 2006 a Private Members Bill was passed though the Western Australia Parliament to introduce daylight Saving Time.  Details are:

Daylight Saving Bill 2006

Bill No. 174

Synopsis The purpose of this Bill is to introduce daylight saving to the State of Western Australia.

The Bill proposes to introduce an initial period of daylight saving on 1 December 2006 with the finishing date of 25 March 2007.

The Bill has a 'sunset clause' which allows for a review to be undertaken by Parliament, and presented to both Houses by 31 July 2009.

Private Members Bill introduced by Mr John Biase D'Orazio

Status Legislative Assembly Second Reading 25/10/2006

This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


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