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OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT.

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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