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General Programme.

1. Constitutional Reforms.

  • Amendment of Elections Act.
  • Initiative and Referendum.
  • Elective Ministries.
  • Abolition of the position of State Governor.

2. Industrial Reform.

  • Amendment of Shearers and Sugar Workers' Accommodation Act.
  • Amendment of Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Machinery Act, providing for the inspection of all boilers, only certificated persons to attend to them.
  • Statutory Eight-Hour Day where practicable.
  • Amended Mines Regulation Act, with provision for better inspection and ventilation of mines, allaying of dust of mines, and election of inspectors by popular vote of miners.
  • Amendment of Wages Protection and Lien Act.
  • Minimum Wage and Abolition of the Contract System in Government Work.
  • State Settlements at which persons out of employment may obtain work as a right.

3. Taxation Reform.

  • Progressive Tax on publicly-created Land Values, with £300 exemption.
  • Progressive Income Tax, with £200 exemption.




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4. Land Reform.

  • Mining on Private Property.
  • Equalisation of Pastoralists' and Selectors' Rents.
  • No Asiatic, Polynesian, or African aboriginal to hold land in freehold or leasehold from the Crown or private owner.

5. National Work.

  • Extension of State Department of Labor.
  • Public Control of Water Conservation (artesian and otherwise) and Irrigation.
  • Public Ownership, Construction, and Maintenance of all Railways.
  • Public Fire, Life, Marine, Accident, and General Insurance.
  • Public Crushing Batteries, Smelting and Metallurgical Works.
  • Purchase of Mineral Ore and Free Assaying.
  • Public ownership of coal and iron industries.
  • State manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicants, with the ultimate view of total prohibition.

6. Education (Secular).

  • Elementary, compulsory; higher, optional. Both absolutely free in State schools.
  • Technical Education Reform.
  • University, free, to all qualifying by examination.

7. Miscellaneous.

  • Establishment of Sinking Fund to meet maturing Loans.
  • Nationalisation of all Hospitals.
  • Public Trust Office.
  • Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act.
  • Law Reform, including the appointment of Public Defenders.

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