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AUSTRALASIAN FEDERATION.

SIR HENRY PARKES TAKES THE INITIATIVE.

|"By Eleotbio Telegraph—Copyright,] TPeb Press Association.]

SYDNEY, October 31. (Received November 1, 1889, at 1.20 a mj

Sir Henry Parkes, in a despatch to Mr Thomas Gillies, Premier of Victoria, says he believes the time is ripe to consolidate the Australian colonies, and New South Wales invites the other colonies to take the first great step —viz,, to hold a national convention for the purpose of devising and reporting on some adequate scheme of federal government. In order to avoid a sense of inequality, he proposes the number of delegates from each colony should be the snme, and equally chosen from both sides of political life, such delegates to be elected by the Parliaments and commissioned by the Governor-in-Council. He suggests that the number of delegates from each colony should be four members fiom the Lower House (two from each side) and two from the Upper House (one from each side); and if New Zealand joins in the proposal the Convention will consist of forty members. Federation, it is assumed, would necessarily follow on the lines of the Constitution of the Dominion of Canada—viz., to provide a Governor-General for the Dominion of Australia, and a Queen's Privy Council; also that the legislative power shall be exercised by a Parliament of two Houses, called the Senate and the House of Comons.

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AUSTRALASIAN FEDERATION., Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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AUSTRALASIAN FEDERATION. Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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