Robertson, J. R.
May 1962
Bulletin of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour Histo;May1962, Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article examines the source of internal divisions and political conflicts within the labor movement in Western Australia between 1911 and 1916. The election of John Scadden as the leader of the Labor Party in the Western Australia assembly in 1911 is discussed. The strength of craft unionism and the weakness of revolutionary socialism are described as a distinct feature of the Western Australia labor movement at the turn of the 20th century. Criticism of the Labor government�s failure to implement planks of the Labor Parties platform over the construction of public works and the abolition of the position of State Governors is discussed.


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