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LABOUR CONFERENCE.

THE -FINAL SITTING

MR GPJFFITH IMPEACHED

■O&eaeived February 11, 11.15.a.m.) SYDNEY, February 11.

At the final sitting of the Labour Conference, speaking on the Fair Rents Bill, Mr Fitzgerald said it was a clumsy device at best, although a necessary one.

'.The committee submitted a report that a Bill similar to the measure previously submitted be introduced as the firsc measure of Parliament this year. The report was adopted by an overwhelming majority.

The committee appointed to investigate the ' charges against Mr Griffith, submitted its report, and by 81 votes to three. the conference impeached Mr Griffith'on a charge of having failed :to pay the rates provided by the Federal award governing builders' labourers. It was decided to make representations .-tei the Premier for the immediate payment oi the. award rates. .'.,...'.

A motion was carried.;-by 72 votes to 10 providing for the compulsory notification of venereal diseases; also that provision be made for dispensaries being subjected to a systematic periodic examination, and for the free distribution of certain remedies in hospitals.

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LABOUR CONFERENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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LABOUR CONFERENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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