Friday, August 30, 2019

Swaying politicians

Teaser. This was the largest petition ever presented to the state parliament of Western Australia at the time. The petition was not successful but in the fullness of time, there was a good outcome. So what was the petition about?


20 comments:

  1. Votes for women?
    Colour me clueless.
    And how nice to think that people's opinions can sink in to our politicians (albeit slowly).

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    1. EC, that is kind of what happened.

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  2. I am guessing the good citizens of WA wanted secession from the Australian Federation. But I don't remember it happening after WW2.. and those gents seem to be wearing 1960 hats.

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    1. Hels, I should have mentioned the year, 1979. Only one is wearing a hat.

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  3. Was the petition for equal pay for men and women or to give aboriginal people the right to enrol to vote ?

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  4. Based on the clothes I would say the picture is from the late 1960s, I have no clue what the issue would have been. In the USA it would have been civil rights.

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    1. Travel, perhaps we were behind the times fashion wise. 1979. It wasn't about civil rights.

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  5. That's quite a petition! Do tell!

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    1. Maribeth, will do at the right time.

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  6. 1979 and yes, a subsequently imprisoned stamp collector reversed the decision in 1983 after a change of government.

    OK, I admit that google was my friend.

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    1. Marcellous, so well done without giving it away. Luv ya man. PS I didn't know about the stamp collecting or imprisonment. Further research required before the denouement.

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  7. It looks like George Cole in the hat, so was it to reinstate 'Minder' on TV?

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    1. It does indeed Cro. I expect as usual he is parked on double yellow lines and will be clamped.

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  8. Something to do with the government thinking of closing the Perth to Fremantle passenger rail line?

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    1. Grace, well done, and of course you should know. Did you read the very clever comment by Marcellous?

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  9. Stuffed if I know.

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    1. Lee, I hope I can tell you in a timely manner.

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