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"HOT AM"

LABOUR DELEGATE IN SYDNEY.

"WILL SINK THE MASSEY GOVERNMENT."

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

(Received February 27, 12.20 p.m.) SYDNEY, February 27.

Speaking at a'meeting of the Labour Council, O'Bourn, secretary of the In-vercai-gill Timber Workers' Association, said the prospects for Labour in New Zealand politics were never brighter than now. A real Tory Government was in power in New Zealand at present, and it was hard for unions to mako headway, but the treatment meted out by the Massey Government had done more to organise and consolidate the Labour forces than it was' possible for Labour organisers to do, in the same time. ■; ' ',„,"-■ He added: "As a result of the Government's oppressive administration, I am convinced we are going to sink, Massey and'his Government ■ a\the next,.election 1000 fathoms deep in the ocean of oblivion." Replying to an interjection about free labour, .O'Bourn said that indus-, trial matters had quietened in New'uZealand of late, but if they had r ' treated free labourers over there as New South Wales had done on several occasions, there would have been fewer free labourers in the Dominion and much less, industrial strife. - ' • ■

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"HOT AM", Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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"HOT AM" Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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