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Labor Pains - Volume 2

Labor Pains - Volume 2

Early Conference and Executive Reports of the Labor Party in New South Wales - 1906-1911

Edited by Michael Hogan

CONTENTS
By the middle of the first decade of the 20th Century the Labor Party in New South Wales (the Political Labor League) had become the official Opposition in the NSW Parliament. Its leaders were confident that it could win office within a short space of time. They were right; Labor won the 1910 State election, although only narrowly.

This volume charts the preparation for that responsibility, with detailed policies for winning office and governing being spelled out. It was a confident party preparing to accept the responsibilities of power.

Tensions became evident as there seemed to be conflict between the Federal and State parties especially about the transfer of industrial relations power to the Commonwealth. Members of the extra-parliamentary organization, especially the Australian Workers’ Union, were becoming impatient at the MPs insistence on moderating their demands for the sake of gaining office. By 1911, with Labor in office but not effectively in power, this impatience was threatening the unity of the party and the Government.

See Labor Pains Series link, to the right, for details of other Volumes.

Sesquicentenary 1856-2006 Responsible Government in New South Wales   A NSW Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government publication.


CONTENTS

  • Preparing for Government
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 26 January-3 February 1906
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 25 January-5 February 1907
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 27 January-8 February 1908
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 26 January-5 February 1909
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 26 January-5 February 1910
  • Political Labor League of New South Wales Annual Conference, 26 January-15 February 1911
  • Political Labor League of NSW Special Conferences, Sydney, 15, 22 and 23 August 1911
   

Published 27 June 2008
Publisher The Federation Press
Hardback/520pp
ISBN 9781862876965
Australian RRP $66.00
International Price $60.00
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