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SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR.? (By Cable to Reuters Agency.) Melbourne, May 12. Parliament has been opened by the Governor, who, in his speech on the occasion, said ;—The defences of the colony are being proceeded with. The International Exhibition, to be opened in October, is estimated to cost £320,000, and the receipts are expected to bring in £70,000. A Board has been appointed to report on the question of water supply. Further extension of railways in the colony will be undertaken. A new Judicature Bill is now under consideration. The depressed state of trade is passing away, and the harvest prospects being favorable, a return of the prosperity of the colony was anticipated. The new measures to be brought forward for the consideration of Parliament will include Bills for the occupation of unalienated lands; for economical railway management ; for the civil service ; for water conservation ; for raining property ; for the suppression of the rabbit nuisance ; and for making better provision for the public health.

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OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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