FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b105)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
windows 2003 sp2
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
according to the CLDR, en_AU & en_NZ use "h:mm:ss a" time pattern. common practice also indicates the pattern should be "h:mm:ss a". however core java seems to use "H:mm:ss" which means it can't correctly format or parse commonly used time patterns from those locales.
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
use icu4j but applications like adobe's coldfusion are stuck w/core java locale data.