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Printed report of the Committee appointed by the Congress to draft a scheme for political reform - the National Political Reform League

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Paper
Object Registration
0021
Keywords
ballarat trades hall, ballarat trades and labour council, political reform, australian congress committees, btlc, national political reform league, 7th intercolonial trades union congress, labor party - victoria, alp, one big union, actu
Historical information
Political reform was high on the agenda of Australian Congress Committees. The report includes the preamble, rules and platform.

Ballarat was chosen as the venue for the important 7th Intercolonial Trade Union Congress of Australia in April 1891 at which certain resolutions concerning political action by the workers were passed.

The 7th Intercolonial Trades Union Congress in Ballarat is considered to be the beginnings of the Victorian Labor Party and mapped out 'One Big Union' which ultimately led to the formation of the ACTU.
When Made
1891
Significance
Relates to the history of the BTLC, political reform and other Australian Congress Committees - see 0019-26.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM