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Friday, 23 October 1914

Senator MULLAN (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact -

(a)   that the Brisbane Tramway or General Strike was described at the time by certain newspapers as a " bloody revolution " ;

(b)   that it has been the subject of litigation for a period of about three years; and

(c)   that the High Court in an exhaustively considered judgment has now declared that the alleged "bloody revolution " was not even an industrial dispute within the meaning of the Commonwealth Constitution Act?

2.   In view of this decision, will the Govern ment expedite the passing through Parliament and the submission to the people of the referenda proposals, which, if carried, will enable this Parliament to endow the Arbitration Court with the necessary power?

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