Liberalism in Australia: (An Historical Sketch of Australian Politics Down to the Year 1915)

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Law book Company of Australasia limited, 1918 - Australia - 77 pages
 

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Page 72 - The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are playing with the shadows, The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are weeping bitterly! They are weeping in the playtime of the others, In the country of the free.
Page 59 - Party were in 1905 declared to be (i) the cultivation of an Australian sentiment, based upon the maintenance of racial purity, and the development in Australia of an enlightened and self-reliant community; (2) the securing of the full results of their industry to all producers by the collective ownership of monopolies, and the extension of the industrial and economic functions of the State and municipality.
Page 76 - Liberalism would preserve private interests in the only way in which they can be safely and justly preserved, namely by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise ; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference.
Page 72 - Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows: The young birds are chirping in the nest; The young fawns are playing with the shadows; The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are...
Page 59 - Labor party's platform, and on all questions affecting the platform to vote as a majority of the Parliamentary party may decide at a duly constituted caucus meeting.
Page 19 - To some proud victor bend'st the vanquished knee ;May all thy glories in another sphere Relume, and shine more brightly still than here : May this — thy last-born infant — then arise, To glad thy heart, and greet thy parent eyes ; And Australasia float, with flag unfurl'd, A new Britannia in another world...
Page 20 - The Colonial system, with all its dazzling appeals to the passions of the people, can never be got rid of except by the indirect process of Free Trade, which will gradually and imperceptibly loose the bands which unite our Colonies to us by a mistaken notion of self-interest.
Page 51 - Assembly, to make laws in relation to those intercolonial questions that have arisen, or may hereafter arise, among them. The questions which would claim the exercise of such a jurisdiction appear to be...
Page 77 - We want to draw a line below which we will not allow persons to live and labour, yet above which they may compete with all the strength of their manhood.
Page 74 - No one therefore can have a right except (1) as a member of a society, and (2) of a society in which some common good is recognised by the members of the society as their own ideal good, as that which should be for each of them.

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