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Campbell Newman rejects daylight saving
The opposition leader has joined incoming Queensland LNP leader Campbell Newman (R) for coffee.
CAMPBELLl Newman has ruled out adopting daylight saving or splitting Queensland into time zones if elected premier.
In an attempt to win over voters in the state's north, the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) leader-in-waiting said he would not support any future push for daylight saving.
Mr Newman admitted he was a fan of the concept but would not pursue its implementation in the sunshine state.
"We can't have daylight savings," he told Seven News.
"As premier of Queensland, I won't be supporting it."
Mr Newman said he rejected any push for just the southeast corner to adopt daylight saving.
"You can't split the state, we're one state," he said.
The issue has proved divisive in Queensland for decades.
Daylight saving was rejected in a Queensland referendum in 1992.
Last year, a private member's bill attracted renewed debate over whether Queensland should participate in daylight saving.
Friday was Mr Newman's last business day as Brisbane Lord Mayor, and he is expected to win preselection for the state seat of Ashgrove on Sunday and formally take the LNP leadership reins.