IT IS that time of year again when time zones across Australia are thrown into chaos by Queensland's refusal to play ball with the rest of the country.
That is right - daylight savings officially starts in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at 2am on Sunday when clocks will be put forward an hour.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland regional manager Roger Gorrel said there were compelling reasons as to why Queensland should adopt the daylight savings concept.
"From a business point of view daylight savings has always been a big issue for south-west Queensland businesses," he said.
"It does pose issues for businesses and it does have a big affect on them.
"In the past it certainly has hindered conducting business with the rest of the country."
After trialling daylight saving in Queensland for three years a referendum was held in February 1992 with the question, "Are you in favour of daylight saving?"
It was defeated with a 54.5% no vote, but public opinion remains divided.
Mr Gorrel said the annual argument needed to be solved.
"I would certainly support daylight savings being adopted in Queensland," Mr Gorrel said.
"One time zone across the entire eastern seaboard is the logical choice.
"The unfortunate situation is that no one can make that logical decision so maybe it just should be taken out of their hands."