34433Re: ALP's Tree of Knowledge officially dead
- Oct 5, 2006The tree was poisoned I gather by persons unknown but as an
indication of how far the Labor Party has shifted.... Hawke marked the
trees 100th year relevance with a special visitation during his reign
but what is not so often noted is that at the same time those being
forced to clean up the park -- while Labor ruled in Qld -- were
convicts from a local prison farm as part of a work gang.
I thought it rather ironic. But then that's me being warped...and
sectarian , of course....
Let history judge....
Many union shearers were outraged when Logan Downs Station Manager
Charles Fairbain asked the shearers to sign a contract that would
reduce the power of their union. On January 5, 1891 the shearers
announced a strike until their demands for a contract ensuring the
* continuation of existing rates of pay
* protection of workers rights and privledges
* just and equitable agreements
* exclusion of low-cost chinese labour (which manifest itself
later as Labor Party policy - the Immigration Restriction Act, also
known as the White Australia Policy)
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