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Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. Sydney, May 21. The Conference of Chambers of Commerce resolved in favour of the various Parliaments legislating to amend bills of lading and the adoption of a federal quarantine system, under which all quarantine expenses would be borne jointly by the different Governments. In his paper, Mr Jackson said the present system was bothersome, expensive and not thoroughly effective, and it was unjustly severe on shipowners, who had to bear all the expenses.

Last evening the Sydney Chamber of Commerce entertained the visiting delegates at a conversazione ia the Town Hall. There was a large and brilliant gathering. The Conference of Chambers of Commerce is practically concluded. It adopted a resolution in favour of assimilating the legislation of the various colonies relating to trade and commerce, the simplification of legal procedure, the codification of mercantile laws, that colonial stocks be constituted trustee investment stocks under the Act, and the London Chamber be asked to assist in obtaining the necessary legislation for the purpose. It decided that the time and information available were too meagre to properly deal with the question of federal finance. It appointed Special Committees in each Chamber to draw up a joint report before the Federal Convention meets. Mr Mearee (Christchurch) had formulated a scheme for federating the Australasian Chambers, to be submitted to the various Chambers to consider. Mr Jackson, of the Union Steamship Company, read a paper advocating the Federal control of lighthouses.

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE CONFERENCE., Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE CONFERENCE. Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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