According to Wikipedia, the
free encyclopedia, there are several explanations for how the city of Brisbane, Queensland
got the name Bris Vegas (or Brisvegas). In general, it is a tongue-in-cheek
nickname given to Brisbane based on an ironic
comparison to the gambling capital of Las Vegas
in the USA.
The Bris Vegas nickname is usually a term used by out-of-town visitors on Brisbane's (perceived)
Along with the rest of Queensland, Brisbane operates on
Australian Eastern Standard Time -- which is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
However, during the beautiful hot and humid summers, Queensland doesn't
change to Summertime or Daylight Saving with the rest of the East Coast
of Australia. This means it is an hour behind major commercial centres
such as Sydney, Melbourne and our National Capital Canberra.
This contentious issue was put to a vote once and many people in
Queensland's conservative regional areas to the West, North and Far
North of South East Queensland elected not to keep in time with the