The Swiss Referendum.
A PROPOSAL HO APPLY THE SYSTEM TO NEW ZEALAND.
(BY TELEGRAPH—FROM OUR OWN COR- . ' RESPONDENT. • , ' Wellington, June 24. Twenty-five members of the House attended a meeting, this morning to consider the undesirableness of continuing the present system of Parliamentary Government. Major Steward was voted to the chair, and* submitted the following resolution:—"That it is expedient that an opportunity be taken during the pre"?r. f fHMjeinn nf discussing in the House ■ho (le-i-.ib'.'in,-., or otherwise of substi: tuting for the present system of, Party Government 'some modification of the Swiss system of an elected executive." The motion was seconded ■by Dr Hodgkinson, and unanimously agreed to. \On the motion of Dr Fitchett, seconded by Mr Joyce, it was resolved that the Chair- j man be requested to lay the resolution before the Government and arrange for a convenient evening for a discussion of the scheme in the House. At the request' of the, Chairman those members who had decided affirmatively y in favor, of the proposed system, remained behind, when it j was resolved that all those then present— Messrs Steward, Joyce, Tumbull, Samuel, Hodgkinson,'' Kelly,' : Monk, Verrall, Withy, T. Mackenzie, Buxton, and O'Connor, with Dr Newman and Messrs Tanner and J., Thompson, should forma Committee, with power to add to their number, to make all the necessary arrangements, to, secure fair and intelligent discussion of the matter in the House.
Permanent link to this item
The Swiss Referendum., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890
The Swiss Referendum. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.