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A COMPREHENSIVE PRO- ■: GRAMME. '; SOLIDARITY OF THE EMPIRE. (Received 0.55: a.m.) : MFXBOUROT!, this day, The session of the Loyal Orange Grand Council of Australasia has closed. The affiliation of the New Zealand Grand Lodge was affirmed. A resolution was carried strongly protesting against the King's Declaration.Oath being altered in any way by the British Parliament. ' , A comprehensive political programme was adopted, it includes ;an effective subsidy to the British Tsavy, adequajfc harbour and- coast - defence,- citizen'soldiery 'and universal training, a fixed fiscal policy, the betterment: of economic, social ' and' domestic'; conditions of all wage-earners, the total abolition of sweating, an adequate living wage,;,c6r' operation of labour and : capital in production; arid distribution, preferential trade within the Empire, arid the::crea-; tion did representative council to deal with matters of Imperial concern. ;J 'The general aims Of the body are stated to be Opposed to any form of Socialism since, this is opposed to, Christianity, opposed to any action making for the disintegration of. the. Empire,, the preservation of State rights, and the rigid exclusion from the civil- administration of all: denominational recognition and'influence,' - Oranga lodges are to be turned.r>a». political: leagues dn similar lines to la-J boiir leagues, are to undertake propa-1 gauda work, and sire to select psrUanum I tog candidates, J ...... ■ ': :, .' : '" ...'.". '"■ . . . ■

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ORANGE LODGE AIMS., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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ORANGE LODGE AIMS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909