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workers’ right to organise and be represented by their union. And that’s why the unions formed the Labor Party in this city in 1891.
Delegates, I emphasise that this isn’t a matter of clinging to the past or living in the past. It’s not the unions but John Howard whose ideas are stuck in the 1950s. No institution has transformed and renewed itself more than the union movement in the last twenty years. The greatest strength of the Labor Party is its ability to change and adapt. That’s why it remains the party of Australia’s future.
MR SPEAKER: Order! The member’s time has expired.
Question resolved in the affirmative.