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[Fer Press A.ssociATios.—Copyright.]

PERTH, October 5. Sir John Forrest, being interviewed, said that the attitude of New South "Wales and Victoria as to the Federal Convention was less generous than at previous conventions. Now that they were coming to the conclusion of their labors the larger colonies seemed more timid in regard to the terms they had previously granted to the smaller colonies, and there seemed to be a fear that the smaller States desired to make the Senate so strong as to give it a preponderating influence, and thus enable it to overrule the desires of the larger States. The only object, he said, was to clothe the Senate with power to prevent hasty legislation. He complained that the Press of Sydney and Melbourne especially had exercised undue influence on the deliberations of the Coveution.

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FEDERAL CONVENTION., Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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FEDERAL CONVENTION. Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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