LIBERAL AND LABOUR FEDERATION.
At a largely attended meeting of the Council of the Waitemata Liberal and Labour Federation held last eveningMr. W. J. Napier presiding—the following resolutions were carried, and ordered to be forwarded to the Government for consideration:—"That this brancH congratulates the Premier on having, in the interests of the defence forces of the Dominion, oolished the Defence Council, and urges vhat a professionally educated Imperial officer be appointed commandant; that the office of Inspector-General of the forces he abolished" as a useless extravagance, and -that the large salary and travelling allowances now paid to the officer holding that office be devoted to additional capitation for tlhe coast artillery; that the Waitemata branch of the Liberal and Labour Federation congratulates the Government on its prompt and patriotic action in offering a Dreadnought 'battleship to the Imperial Government, and assures the Ministers that the overwhelming majority of the people of New Zealand approve of their action; that the necessity of providing workmen's homes at Devonport be again pressed upon the attention of the Government; that this Federation protests against any class representation of shipowners or others on Harbour Boards, or any special class franchise for the election of the members of those bodies, and affirms the necessity of 'having all such members elected by direct vote of the people; that this Federation declares that the time has arrived for the abolition of imprisonment for debt, and requests the Government to bring in an amending hill in the next session of Parliament; that, in the -opinion of this Federation, the Workers' Compensation for Accidents Act should , ' be amended go as to provide for compensation to be awarded for injuries sustained during
employment, even though at the time the person, injured was not actually- working at his-ordinary duties, if he "honest ly believed he was acting in 4 the interests .of the employer; that this, Federation protests against the refusal of the. Railway Department to issue sleepingear tickets to second-class passengers."
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