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Details of Fighting Platform.

  • 1. Constitutional Reform.
    • (a) Abolition of the Legislative Council and the substitution therefore of the Initiative and Referendum.
    • (b) Abolition of the office of State Governor and other unnecessary offices.
    • (c) All citizens, other than criminals or lunatics, to be entitled to the franchise, after six months' residence in the State, irrespective of electoral boundaries.
    • (d) Full civil and political rights to all State and Municipal employees.
    • (e) Provision to enable electors when travelling to record their votes for their electorates in any part of the State, and facilities for seamen and others to record their votes by post.
    • (f) State elections to be held early in the year, from February to April inclusive; polling day to be a Saturday, and be proclaimed a public holiday; hours of polling, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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    • (g) All polling returns for the small centres in country electorates shall be sealed in the ballot-boxes at close of the poll and forwarded to the Returning-officer for the electorate, who, with his Scrutineers and Poll Clerk, shall be the only persons authorised to count them.
  • 2. Land and Financial Reform.

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