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Campbell Newman Brenda Strong

Why Campbell Newman said no to 20,000 on daylight saving

WITH the sun set on another Queensland summer, Campbell Newman has once again pulled the shutters down on daylight saving.

Responding to a petition signed by 20,167 people, the Premier said he was not prepared to divide Queensland.

He also said his government believed there were "far greater priorities facing our state that need our urgent attention", naming the election promise to "grow a four pillar economy", as well as "revitalising front line services" and "restoring accountability in government".

"Unfortunately, introducing daylight saving in out state will not solve these big problems that affect Queenslanders on a daily basis, such as providing access to decent health care, education and police services," he said.

Mr Newman has long maintained that despite his personal preference for the time change, the majority of residents outside the southeast corner were against it.

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