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Australian Clocks Go Forward as Daylight Saving Time Starts


Daylight Saving Time has caused a hot debate in Australia. Though some people favor this biannual tradition while others are not, Australians still have to follow the time change.

Last October 3, Australian clocks lost an hour as residents set their clocks one hour forward. This was done in the whole country except for Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland. 

Although clocks on phones and other digital devices change the time automatically, you have to do it yourself on manual watches. People have contradicting opinions about the time change, but Australia needs to deal with it since DST is not yet abolished.

As clocks go forward, some people might have experienced sleep disruptions since this has been one of the adverse effects of Daylight Saving Time. But for those who are in favor of the biannual tradition, DST is beneficial because it can help conserve energy.

If you haven't updated your time yet, or are not familiar with Daylight Saving in Australia, the following states were affected: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, and Norfolk Island. Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island, or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands don't participate in Daylight Saving Time that's why their time won't change.

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