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MR ANDREW FISHER

THE ( OMMONWFAT/ni PRIME .MINISTER.

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work hand in hand fcr the promotion oi the welfare of the Empire. Touching upon tho constitution and platform of the Labor party in Australia, the Naval Policy, and the social and political aspirations of the Common wen lth, Mr Fisher its prepared to speak quite freely. He does nn|. wish to'did nte to the Labor party in New Zealand or to offer any .suggestion which might lead to discussions, leit his own experience and observation, in Australia bad led him to belive that Lalmr should stand alone, socking no nWtpyico. TvitVi nny othci- party. «n«l | sacrificing iio'ne of the .great principles that ; lie a.t the foundation of its conception at serial and political progress. , In the same way he has no desire to ', interfere with New' Zealand's Nival Policy, j or to imply that it is Elective in this i way or in that. He is sure, however, j that tho Commonwealth will never go hack I on its own policy, and that it will remain j in tho years in come as the very highei-t j testimony to the loyalty and coinage and i enterprise of iho parly by which it. was designed and carried into • fj'eet. "Yon must remember, however," Mv" Fisher sat'i. in conclusion, "that our .navy is not. only owned and manned, by Australia, i.ut is also controlled by Australia-. It docs not. pass automatically under the control of the Imperial authorities on the outbreak of war. but we are at liberty to place it under their control when the. occasion arises ; and that is, what wo have done now. A free nation of its own free will has gladly anil eagerly placed all its icsouues at the disposal of the Mother Country, and this has been made possible by the devotion of tho Labor party—the party that, some of its critics have de- I scribed, as disloyal and anxicas for separ-1 at ion from all thaj, i.s dear am! sacred in! the history and traditions of the land of; our forefathers." Mr F,i*her left, for Christchurch by to-! night's ferry steamer, and after visiting Ot'rigo and th; Cold. Lakes wili return to Wellington on his way back, to Australia, i

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MR ANDREW FISHER, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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MR ANDREW FISHER Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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