This weekend marks the end of daylight savings everywhere except QLD, WA and NT.
WHAT IS IT? Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour. W
For Sydneysiders, this means a full extra hour of clubbing and dance manouevres on an empty dancefloor, courtesy of the state’s backward and extremely unpopular lockout laws
More generally, daylight saving provides a week or two of excuses for lateness to work, class, picking up the kids, dinner with the family and anything else that demands punctuality.
For Kylie Minogue fans, it offers an excuse to play some of her earlier, more cheesy tracks like, of course, Step Back In Time and a great opportunity for gratuitous use of her video clip.
And for friends and family of Cher, it’s an opportunity to give her a buzz and reassure her she actually can turn back time – in the early hours of Sunday morning.
This year, old mate Mal is among those able to give Cher a call and refresh her memory. He met her with Lucy and Gladys at last year’s Mardi Gras.
And if you think I’m going to pass up the chance to also gratuitously whack in the video clip right here, well – you’re dreaming!
(DISCLOSURE: The Weekly Times’ managing editor John Booth does not like daylight savings and reckons the Europeans are over it and eventually they’ll ditch it here too, but had no involvement in this important compilation .)