Anna Bligh has brought the daylight savings issue back into limelight. It’s something of a contentious issue in Queensland and not without good reason. Apparently the South East wants it and the rest of the state doesn’t so to keep the situation simple(?) the government wants to split the state into two time zones.
It's been a hot topic in Western Australia as well, it looks like they won't adopt daylight saving but in their case it doesn’t matter too much as it’s a single state in its time zone, Queensland is in the same time zone as New South Wales and Victoria and apparently the different times are causing problems for interstate business. That said wouldn’t that mean that business between the eastern states and the rest of Australia would have the same problem?
To have the eastern states in the same time zone could be a good argument for having daylight saving in Queensland, the argument against based on complaints that it will cause problems to farming routines could be easily dealt with as well.