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"NOT FOR FUN."

WOMEN AND LABOUR MOVEMENT.

DISCUSSION AT LABOUR

CONFERENCE

(Per Press Association —Copyright^)*

(Received February 7, 9.20 a.m.)

SYDNEY, February 7

The Labour Conference,' by 52 votes to 26, on the motion of' Mrs, Scary, appointed a deputation to wait on the Government and urge a fuller recognition of women's rights. The debate was exhilarating, and at times exciting. Several of the male delegates opposed the. proposal, and their speeches were ; punctuated with shrill female shouts. The mover claimed that Labour was in power solely on account of the women's support. The women were not in the Labour movement for fun, but to improve their position. There was a movement afoot to send some more members to the Legislative Council: "why not send women ? They demanded recognition, and it was* an insult and humiliation to bo treated as

they were "now. She warned the conference that if , things were-not altered there would be a split in jthe Labour ranks as serious as existed in Victoria.

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"NOT FOR FUN.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914

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"NOT FOR FUN." Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914

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