New Qld political party fights for daylight saving

SUNDAY'S National Rugby League grand final is scheduled to kick off in Sydney at 5pm, but local footy fans should be settled in to watch the big game an hour earlier.

Not that Victorian or New South Wales supporters of combatants the Melbourne Storm or the Manly Sea Eagles would ever concede that Queensland is ahead of them.

It's just that Sunday is also the day when the southern states go on to daylight saving and turn their clocks forward one hour.

But not everyone is happy.

Supporters of daylight saving announced yesterday they were forming a political party to bring Queensland into line with New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, Tasmania and South Australia.

The group is called the Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party and will be registered with the Electoral Commission next week.

Spokesperson Jason Furze said the party would put up candidates in 67 seats from Hervey Bay to Toowoomba and Warwick at the next State election.

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