Sydney, October 30. At a caucus to-day the Government resolved, if Mr Dibbs' want of confidence motion was negatived, to press forward public works in order to counteract the effects of the strike-—a recess to take place over Christmas holidays, and then to bring down their fiscal proposals, which it is understood will be oil absolute freetrade lines. The changes contemplated are estimated to cause an annual decrease of half a million in the Customs revenue, which it is proposed to counterbalance by direct taxation. Adelaide, October 30. In the House of Assembly to-day, in reply to a question whether the Government intended to place an additional duty on oats and barley, J Mr Playford stated that it was not proposed to alter the tariff this session
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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2558, 31 October 1890
AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2558, 31 October 1890
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