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FEDERAL CONVENTION.

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.. . SYDNEY, Septembeb 14. It is stated in the lobbies that a tacit agreement exists not to fight over the financial clauses of the Commonwealth Bill, but to accept them in their present shape."" -.

- . The Convention resumed this morning. Sir G.Turner, referring to the vote on the amendment to fix the proportion of representation in the House, said that the Victorians lelt the seriousness of the rejection of the amendment. He could not ask the. people to accept the clause as it stood. He asked Mr Barton, as a full attendance was not present when the vote was" taken, that the clause should be recommitted. .

Mr Barton ; Practically the whole Con* vention, with the exception of four, voted. He would, however, give the greatest consideration to requests for recommittal at the proper time. The" Committee then took the financial clauses .into consideration.

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FEDERAL CONVENTION., Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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FEDERAL CONVENTION. Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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