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INTERCOLONIAL.

[By Eleoteio Telegraph—Copybight.J [Feb Pbess Asrooiation. | LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS' POWER OVER MONEY BILLS. SYDNEY, July 26. (Received Ju"y 20,1889, at a.m.) A constitutional crisis has arisen owing to the Legislative Council amending the Payment of Members Bill in the direction of making it apply only to succeeding Parliaments, and not to the present one. The Speaker having declared that the Council had no right to amend a money Bill, Sir H. Parkes moved that the Bill be set aside to permit the passing of another Bill asserting the rights of the Assembly. A hot debate followed, in the course of which the Council came in for severe criticism. Mr Dibbs said that the Opposition would assist the .Government to the utmoat. The motion was carried, and Sir 11. Parkes then gave notice of motion" to suspend the Standing Orders in order to pass the Bill through all its stages in one day. He also announced that he would introduce a Bill next week to reform the Council on the basis of popular election. THE NEW SOUTH WALES HARVEST. SYDNEY, July 26. Fully one-third less area of wheat than last year is sown in the Albury district. THE LOAN CONVERSION. SYDNEY, July 26. (Reoelved July 20, 1880, at 1.30 pro.) Referring to the New Zealand conversion loan the • Sydney Morning Herald' doubts whether it is wise of New Zealand to renew the debt at «% per cent., because the effect will be to increase the capital amount of the debt, which is already very large. It thinks that the credit of the colony is not yet

sufficiently good to justify the hope that the loan will go off eycept at a considerable discount. THE VICTORIAN COAL MEASURES. MELBOURNE, Jni.v 20. The Government have been taken completely by surprise at Sir J. Hector replying that he has nothing further to report on the Victorian coalfields. They assert that they were giver, distinctly to understand that the first report was merely a preliminary one. THE DUNEDIN EXHIBITION. MELBOURNE, July 20. The Victorian Commissioners are encouraging the local manufacturers and others to send in applications for space at the I tunediu Exhibition. QUEENSLAND POLITICS. BRISBANE, July 20. Parliament has agreed to an increase of representation on the basis arrived at by the Federal Council.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889

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INTERCOLONIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889

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