David Dicker

David Edward Dicker (21 April 1882 – 7 February 1967) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Clarence. In 1909 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Labor member for Franklin. In 1917 he was charged with treason over anti-British statements, which led to his removal from the Public Works Committee.[1]

In January 1922, the Labor Party refused his nomination for preselection for his seat at the 1922 election over a dispute relating to past organising work with the Australian Workers' Union.[2] He nominated to recontest his seat as an independent, and was expelled from the party for disloyalty in May before going on to lose his seat.[3][4]

He was refused readmission to the Labor Party as late as 1935, but was eventually readmitted.[5] Dicker died in Gordon in 1967.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Dicker, David Edward". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  2. ^ "NOT A CANDIDATE". The World. VIII (41). Tasmania, Australia. 17 February 1922. p. 6. Retrieved 25 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "LABOR CANDIDATES". The Daily Telegraph. XLII (124). Tasmania, Australia. 26 May 1922. p. 6. Retrieved 25 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "NEWSPAPER OPINION". The World. VIII (143). Tasmania, Australia. 17 June 1922. p. 5. Retrieved 25 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "LABOR PARTY IN CONFERENCE AT HOBART". The Advocate (Australia). Tasmania, Australia. 7 March 1935. p. 7 (DAILY). Retrieved 25 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.