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PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION The Nationalists, and a few side-show, societies, and a fairly large but scattered _ body of cranks attach immense import-: JH ance to, a scientific . political toy called ,-, Proportional Representation. Well, the J Labor Movement does . not set excited about the mere method by which the .elec-» . toral system is worked. . It delves . a lot! deeper than that, and wants a truly pro-; : portional'' system of representation ,-fl brought into operation. J On a rough estimate SO per cent. oC j the community are workers, and the para-: : Jj sitic and idle classes embrace the remain-. Jj ing 20 per cent. Of course under a sanely '^ organised system of society quite, a lot -of }? other useless and wasteful occupations A could be cut out that are not now xecog-: . V' nised as parasitical. Taking things as ,.: they are the workers are entitled honestly, .--^* to 80 per cent, of Parliamentary repre-: ^ sentation, and no system which denies- j that right can be of a...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
INDUSTRIAL PAGE. BEEBY'S ACT AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

'NDmTRiALMiE ~- BEEBY'S ACT AGAIN. The Unions have received the follow !ne letter from B. J. Payne, UnderSec |. retary, Department of Labor and Indus }????'? try:-. 'In all cases of the application of Trade Union moneys and property to the further ance of political objects, the Union's rules ??7- must contain the provisions required by the Act, viz., clauses to the effect—: v*/ luai any jjayiiicniH in tiro iun.n«r ftnce of such objects are to be made out of a separate fund. (2) That contribution to such separate fund shall not be a condition of admis - sion to or membership of the said Union. (3) That a member who does not con tribute to such separate fund shall not be excluded from any benefits of the Union or placed under any disadvan tage as compared -with other members of the Union by reason of his failure to so contribute. ; 'My advice to all Unions is as follows :— '. xjAil a special meeting of Union and have the following' resolution carried: — 'That all funds of the Union be...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
EIGHT-HOUR DAY IN FINLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

EIGHT-HOUR DAY IN FINLAND. One of the first acts of the newlyestab lished Finnish Republic was a resolution passed by the Parliament introducing an eight-hour working-day in the workshops of the State railways and in the State printing works. Agreements for a like ob ject have been arrived at between employ ers' association and trade unions in the iili'i-li, ijniiuug, BuwuiiuiHi;, paper ana pulp malting, and glass industries. Various private employers have also granted a similar working-day to-their workpeople; and several municipalities, including Helsingfors, have made the same conces sion. As the result of this movement it is believed that in the near future the re duced working-day will be operative, in most of the industries and in the more important handicrafts of Finland. One of the most important agreements was that arrived at in the metal trade. under 'which the working hours per week may .not exceed 47, the daily hours *belng eight on ordinary days and seven on Satur days,...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
N.S.W. ELECTORAL AMENDMENT WHAT HOLMAN SAYS. AND WHAT HE POSSIBLY THINKS. LABOR'S DUTY IN LATTER CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

!-:.- -. ;?;-.—. .-_, . ..???; -'.-?? ? ? - ; I WHAT HOLMAN SAYS. AND WHAT HE POSSIBLY THINKS. LABOR'S DUTY IN LATTER CASE. ? . 'r The N,S.W. Cabinet decided last week -that members of the Government follow - .'ing in the House would be left free 'to , .-Vote as they please on the issue of elec toral law amendment.' Such was Pre f mier Holman's statement to the press on j friday night. Holman also stated that the Govern - . ,-tnent will, during the current session, in ?' 4*-ft*lii/-A *% hill &f\y* vwatatteini-tr}] TfrtHn rr 'Kilt . i*will not raise ^any strong objection if the jBrill of the House shows itself in favor of . the proportional representation system.' -. In such case its bill will be withdrawn, L ''because it will be impossible to embody i feuch a radical change as proportional v representation, with a re-division of elec torates, in the same measure.' Holman fedded that in the event of the withdrawal ., of the projects! bill a special session, to be Convened for...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
'PROSPERITY" AND STARVATION [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

'PROSPERITY' AND STARVATION The 'Daily News' was not as neat as! usual when it gibed at Mr. Hughes re-: cently for saying that 'in Britain, before the war, millions were on the verge ot starvation,' and that the pre-wai; years were a time of great prosperity* Mr. Hughes provides plenty of onpor-' tunity for derision, but on this occasion his facts happen to be perfectly right, though his deductions were his normal balderdash. It Is precisely the grimmest thing about our civilisation that there a«} — in every country — millions on the verge of starvation in times of great 'pros- perity.' That is a fact to which tnel Liberal Party, led by the Tariff Keform controversy into trying to prove that 'all! was for the best in the best of all possible! - system,' has steadily closed its eyes.— d Scottish Paper. ,' ^s ki, »,,,*»

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
CAPITALISTIC PROPAGANDA. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

CAPITALISTIC PROPAGANDA. Many militants in the Movement will . Remember that, some time ago, the cables informed us that the Socialists of Ger - aBiny nad turned down the Allied Labor Party's war aims, -submitted to them by Branting, the Swedish Socialist. Subsequently Branting attended the : Labor Conference in London, and it then - became known that although he sent four - copies of the war aims to the German v Socialists,, not one reached its 'destination. Of course this was not made known by the cables. We had to wait until the news had drifted in by the slower shan r ... nels. . ? -? ? ? '-?'. i The practice of cold-blooded and pur poseful lying is in this instance most -.{ 'V 'clearly exemplified. * Why was the information cabled out to ' '*- * the world- that the German Socialists had ? - -turned down the Labor war alms? To *;'?.' * breed among Socialists in all parts x-t the i ? ?world a hatred and contempt of the Ger ~ man Socialists, and thus help to keep di - ' vlded the ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
PRUSSIANISM. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

PRUSSIANISM. The Duke of Sutherland is determined that the evil reputation of his family shall be maintained. For the crime of grazing their cows on a foreshore pasturage of his, thirteen aged crofters, mostly widows with sons at the war, were arrested. While waiting for a lawyer to come from Edin burgh to conduct their -defence, they were ''ken frost their beds at . 5 in the morning, brought before the magistrate, and given various terms in jail. The duke is to. be congratulated. Had the crofters been born in Belgium, we should, have fought for their freedom.

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ROUMANIA'S DESTITUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

ROUMANIAN DESTITUTION. Describing conditions in certain sections of Roumania in the autumn of 1917, when the U.S. Red Cross mission first entered, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry W. Anderson said recently: 'In this portion of Roumania there was a natural population of about 2,000,000, and there had been added 500,000 to 700,000 refugees, largely women and child ren. During the winter preceding ap proximately 70,000 people had died of con tagious diseases, and perhaps 100,000 more from cold and exposure. Villages were overcrowded. Jassy, with a normal popu lation of 60,000 to 70,000, was estimated to have a population of 200,000. Every corner was filled, every shed was filled. In the peasants' cottages, with mud walls and thatched roof, with a living room usually ten feet square, and possibly only six feet square^ with perhaps a small room in addition, you would find living tea to twelve people. They were very poorly fed. CHILDREN ALMO8T NAKED. 'I have been in many cottages, -and found noth...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE PATRIOTIC THUG. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

THE PATRIOTIC THUG. Of all the hideous spawn of war From hell's deep -sewers dug, Most loathsome is, most dangerous far. The patriotic thug. All men respect an open foe; Courage may mark a spy; But who can hope to overthrow A patriotic lie? Whoever goes about his work - Silent because intense. Too full of chivalry to shirk, Too proud 'to make pretence. Whoever fails to rant as long *? And just as loud as he. Whoever does not join his song. Or sings another key. If rich, he meets a sidelong eye And an accusing shrug; : If poor, he's branded traitor by The patriotic thug. The man 'who murders with his mouth, Scuttling true, fellowship. Sowing distrust from North to South, Yet loyal at the Up. God save our country East and West From perils by land and sea. And from that pest of all not least, The loud-mouthed Pharisee. —William Herbert Carruth.

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE CLASS WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

THE CLASS WAR. Where the people toil like beasts in the . field till their bones are strained and sore, There the landlord waits, like the plumb less grave, calling out for more Money to flounce his daughter's gowns or clothe his spouse's hide, Money so that his sons can learn to gamble, shoot, and ride; And for every debt of 'honor' paid and1 for every dress and frill The blood of the peasant's wife and child goes out to meet the bill. r-Patrick McGlll: 'The Song of the Glen People.'

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BERLIN CARPENTERS GET HIGH WAGES. AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE, 1/6 PER HOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

BERLIN CARPENTERS GET HIGH WAGES. AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE, 1/6 PER ^ HOUR. The 'Monthly Review' of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics dispel an old time illusion that the skilled workers of Germany receive but a few pence per Say. The 'Review' points out that in May, J317, the trade unions of the building trades ; of Berlin concluded a collective wage . agreement with the building contractors, which became effective July 7 and fixed the hourly wage of bricklayers and other skilled workers of the building trades at 1/5. In view, however, of the greatly in creased cost of living, and because at th« time of the conclusion of the above agree ment Berlin carpenters were as a rule re ceiving higher wages than 1/5 per hour, ? the. Berlin local union of carpenters de clined to become a party to the agree ment. All subsequent efforts by the Im perial Office of the Interior to *ring about an agreement between the building con- ' tractors and the carpenters of Greater Berlin were fruitless becaus...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
WOMEN MUNITION WORKERS IN GREAT BRITAIN. INCREASED WAGES GRANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

WOMEN MUNITION WORKERS IN GREAT BRITAIN. INCREASED WAGES GRANTED. The British Ministry of Munitions has announced advances in the wages of all women and girls employed on munitions work in controlled establishments and in uncontrolled establishments to which orders of the Ministry regulating women's wages have already been applied. Women of 18 years of age and over will receive an advance of 2/6 per week and girls under 18 an advance of 1/3 per week. These ad vances will apply both to time workers and to workers on systems of payment by re sults. They will be payable to all women and girls over and above their weekly earnings. Controlled establishments in Ireland are also to come under the orders regulating the wages of women and girls employed on munitions work which have been applied to establishments in similar trades in Great Britain. The Ministry is considering the case cf uncontrolled establishments em ploying women and girls \m munitions work, with -a view to seeing whether i...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
INDUSTRIAL UNREST IN GREAT BRITAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

INDUSTRIAL UNREST IN GREAT BRITAIN. '. Th&full repprt of the .British Commis sion of Inquiry into Industrial Unrest is presented in eight sections, showing the results of inquiries in eight separate dis tricts of Grea,t Britain. The commission was appointed June 12, 1*917, and the com pleted report was submitted July 17. 1917. The reports for all the districts empha sise as the leading cause of industrial un rest the fact that the cost of living has in creased disproportionately to the advance in wages and that food distribution is un equal. Another cause regarded as par ticularly serious is the restriction of per sonal freedom under the Munitions of War Acts, by which workmen have been tied up to particular factories and have been unable to obtain wages in proportion to their skill; in many cases 'the skilled man's wages were less than those of the unskilled. The requirement of leaving certificates was reported as one of the chief causes of dissatisfaction, but this re stri...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
RETURNED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS' POLITICAL LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

RETURNED SOLDIERS AND SAILQRS' POLITICAL LEAGUE. MaedoneH House, 321 Pitt -street, Sydney. ^ To the Electors of Monaro. . Ladies and Gentlemen, — Owing to th« lamentable death of the member foz Monaro, Mr. Gus Miller, you arc called upon to elect his successor in the Legis lative Assembly. Recognising' the importance of this elec tion to the whole State we tnk--. this oppor tunity of appealing to -you on behalf of the above League and returned soldiers and sailors to use your influence aud votes to secure the return of ihe Labor candidate. Aitnougn a returned soiater is seeding your support, he is not in sympaihy with or in any way connected with the above organisation, but is a member of the Con- ? scriptionist party who endeavored to en- ' slave the people of this country at the i recent referendum on compulsory military service. . ...'.. ' '- After very careful consideration of the- -1 position of . the various political parties operating, we honestly believe 'that the; best inte...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MONARO BY-ELECTION. Electors of Monaro. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

MONARO BY-ELECTION. f *JJS5ctors of Monaro,— ? ''.'I'.-, In accepting 'the pressing invitations StJhichJiave reached me from all parts cf |41onaro. to contest the seat rendered 1 jraeant by the lamented death of Mr. Gus. I^aiuer, I do so with a full sense of the (': feceat loss which the Parliamentary JUabor Party has sustained at this critical ^uncture in its history. Although Mr. 3jL|Uer -ma not piay a noisy part ar. t!ie ? public life of the State, his wisa counsel . ,vjas always of invaluable service to the ?^'Jllbvement, and his sterling honesty and - ': fidelity to principle give him an endur ; Ing place in the hearts of. the people. I ': fleem it a great honor, indeed, to be called ;? Upon to succeed him as Labor's standard . ifcearer in one of the most important rural : (Constituencies in the State, and have j-JK^iry confidence that the electors will re Xfcord-^heir- appreciation of the late mem &P§r by electing a successor pledged to the V iame great principles of f...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
HOW THE LIBERAL PARTY RAN ELECTIONS. THE LIBERALS OF THAT DATE ARE THE NATIONALISTS OF TO-DAY. CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE HIS SPOTS? REPORT OF A POLICE MAGISTRATE. ROLL-STUFFING EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

HOW THE LIBERAL FART* RAN ELECTIONS. . ? Ml THE LIBERALS OF THAT DATE ARE THE NATIONALISTS OF TO-DAY. CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE HIS SPOTS ? REPORT OF A POLICE MAGISTRATE. ROLL-STUFFING EXTRAORDINARY. Question. — Roll-stuffing, Macquarie Electorate.— Mr. Thrower: I desire to ask the Colonial Secretary whether he will lay upon the table a copy of the Commis sioner's report upon the alleged roll stuffing in the Macquarie electorate dur ing the last State election? Answer: Yes, Printed, August, 1916. Central Police Office, Sydney, February 5, 1914. Referring to your letter of the 16th Janu ary ultimo, requesting me to undertake an inquiry, not on oath, into certain allega tions as to improper practices in connec tion with applications for enrolment of the rolls for the Macquarie electorate, and also in connection with the recent election of a Parliamentary representative of that electorate, I have the honor to report that I opened the inquiry at the Court-house, Dubbo, on the 2nd instant, wh...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
PEACE COMES. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

PEACE COMES. Peace is At hand, and a bruised and broken world awaits the decision of the powers, that be as to the fate which is to be theirs when hostilities have ceased. Will the end of the war bring better conditions, or worse, to the toiling multi tudes? No one can say. But certain facts stand out prominently, and should help us to Judge of the situation and its probable results. First, it is clear that an internal break down upon one side and not military vic tory upon the other-ha&J-een resijonsjblei for the sudden, dramatic failure of the ; Central Powers. The Governments which conducted the war in TSermany, Austria, and Turkey failed to control the people, and the result has been their sudden loss of power. ' ?' This should prove to ub that in those countries there must_ have always been, during the war, a- large body of wellin formed nublic opinion hostile to the Go vernment and it war policy, a public opinion strong enough to hold its own, in spite of a-Government ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A REPATRIATION TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

A REPATRIATION TRAGEDY. Some time ago in New South Wales we; had an eccentric philanthropist who used to career wildly around some of Sydney's worst slums in a motor car, scattering email change as he went amongst the gutter children. It is quite possible that this peculiar person really thought that he was doing the best possible for the slum population, but the results accom plished did not justify his optimism. In like manner Mr. Ashford, our. New South Wales Lands Minister, is making hurried week-end trips per motor throughout this State looking for land for returned soi diers and picking up a number of job lots in the shape of real estate, which, even from his -own admissions, are very doubt ful bargains. Mr. Ashford has just pub lished a short official history and' sum mary of the results accomplished by re purchase for the purpose of closer settle ment in New South Wales. Accordihg to this official document the average price of re-purchased farms prior to the repat riation bo...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE CANDIDATES FOR MONARO. "NATIONALIST'S" SELECTION. WHAT THAT PARTY SAID OF SULLIVAN. A REMINDER FOR THE ELECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

THE CANDIDATES FOR MONARO. 'NATIONALIST'S' SELECTION. WHAT THAT PARTY SAID OF SULLIVAN. A REMINDER FOR THE ELECTORS. In the New South Wales Legislative Assembly there is a seat vacant owing to the recent death of 'Gub.' Miller, who was member for Monaro; and for the coming by-election to fill that seat both the Labor and the 'National' parties have each se lected their candidates. The Party organisations had each a choice among many aspirants to Parlia mentary honor, and it may be taken for granted that each selected the man most nearly after its own heart, the man whom it considered most likely to prove accept able to the Monaro electors. Pour years ago, on the occasion of a Federal general election, there was issued by the 'National' or Liberal Association — the two names have to be mentioned, even though one of them is only a political alias — an election 'dodger.' This production was 'authorised by Archdale Parkhill, 109 Pitt-street, Syd ney,' then and now the paid secretary of ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
LABOR AND EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 9 November 1918

LABOR AND EDUCATION. The granting of manhood suffrage and the State endowment of public schools ?were contemporaneous in Great Britain. Popular education is the hope of emanci pation for the workers. But there is such a thing as the exploitation of knowledge or of the public school. Labor has not necessarily gained by having education placed at the door of every- child. The child mind is a blank as far as ideas of social structure is concerned, and school training many only furnish him -with a deference and respect and veneration for the economic order as it is, and leave him worse off than if he had remained ignor ant. Therefore Labor must be wise and not confine its propaganda to adults who for. eight or ten years of their formative life have breathed the atmosphere of indi vidualism and capitalism. . To give a concrete example. If a boy for : five years in school is working problems in profit and loss, figuring out percentages ©f grain, dividends on stocks and the like, ..lie ins...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
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