A REPLY TO MR HOLMAN
SYDNEY, February 5
Mr Grant, secretary of the Labour League, replying to Mr Holman's criticisms, says:— The remarks reported as made by Mr Holmah seem to incorrectly describe the position. The annual conference is convened for. the purpose of giving expression to- the political views of the organisation, crystallising the progress | made during the .past year,' and giving directions to the Ministry as to what the organisation requires during the coming year. Every delegate to the. conference, quite irrespective of the membership of the league or union he may represent, has equal voting power] on every question submitted for cohsid- ] eration.
In coming to a decision approving of the action of the executive in refusing the endorsement of Mr Page,'the delegates unquestonably were.,.actuated by a desire to maintain the solidarity of the movement, just as Mr Holman was, no doubt, when some years ago he was largely instrumental in securing the adoption of the solidarity pledge. The conference this year upheld the decision of the special conference in 1911 when, after much consideratiin, it instructed the executive not to endorse any candidate who! opposed or failed to support proposals to amend the Federal constitution.
It Jis inevitable that at the annual conference, just as it was inevitable in the State Parliament, some superfluous oratorical efforts will take place.
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LABOUR'S AIMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
LABOUR'S AIMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
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