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Wednesday, 12 September 1906

Ladies and Gentlemen, -

In view of the approaching Federal Elections, which it is anticipated will take place about November next, it is necessary that the friends of the Labour movement in this State should prepare themselves for the fight in order that the best possible results may be achieved.

The Central Political Executive have been entrusted with varied responsibilities in connexion with the campaign, and to carry these out efficiently it is imperative that they should receive the active moral and financial support of the organizations and the unattached friends of the Labour movement throughout the State.

The organizations in the several divisions, through the respective divisional executives, will finance the candidatures of those whom they, have selected, or purpose selecting, to contest the seats in the House of Representatives. Upon the C.P.E. devolves the important work of financing and conducting the Senatorial campaign, for which three candidates (Senators Dawson and Higgs and J. H. Lungager) have, in accordance with the decisions of the May (1005) Convention, been finally selected.

Therefore we appeal to every Labour union, W.P.O., and all others who are desirous of maintaining and securing progressive legislation, to render such help as their circumstances will permit. All we ask is sufficient money to defray absolutely necessary expenditure.

Senator Higgs - Does the honorable senator know, how much a similar appeal produced last year? About .£150.

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