The main object of all such legislation is to secure the residence of the owners on the land.
This legislation marks another step forward.
Moreover, the procedure of the Houses practically places the control of legislation in the hands of ministers.
In accordance with this general verdict of all the states, the colonial draft bill was submitted to the imperial government for legislation as an imperial act; and six delegates were sent to England to explain the measure and to pilot it through the cabinet and parliament.
In all this legislation one of the most hotly contested points was whether the arbitration court should be given power to lay it down that workers who were members of a trade union should be employed in preference to non-unionists.