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Friday, 24 November 1905

Mr JOHNSON (LANG, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to know from the Prime Minister, having regard to the fact that the concerted actionof the Government and the Labour Party in "gagging " the people's representatives has destroyed the fundamental principles of parliamentary government, and substituted coercion by an irresponsible caucus for independent Ministerial responsibility, whether he will advise the Governor-General to immediately dissolve Parliament, with a view to an appeal to the constituencies for indorsement of their actions, and to afford the electors an opportunity Ito express their opinion at the ballot-boxes on such proposals asthe legalization of the boycott by means of a union label, and the adoption of socialistic principles of legislation?

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