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THE TOTAL!,SATOR. . STRIKE AT COCKATOO ISLAND. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, November 24. The Labor Caucus to-day carried an abstract motion approving of the introduction of tho totalisator. The details of the Bill were not decided upon, but it is understood that the Caucus favor a Stateowned totalisator. The police report that as the result of raids on German clubs nothing incriminating was found. The Government dockyard strike is unsettled. At a mass meeting of shipwrights it was decided to adhere to the society’s rules providing for double pay for niglitwork. MELBOURNE. November 24. Senator Pearce stated to-day that ho did not intend to continue tho night shift at Cockatoo. He would have to get a largo part of the work done elsewhere. NOTHING LIKELY THIS SESSION. SYDNEY. November. 25. (Received November 25, at 9.45 a.m.) Tho State Treasurer (Mr Cann) has declined to take any stejks respecting the totalisator until Mr Holman has returned from Melbourne and tho Cabinet has considered the matter. Mr Caun made it dear, however, that a majority of Ministers were opposed to its introduction either afi State enterprise or a legalised method of gambling, and the Government were not prepared to father the Bill. A majority of the Caucus favored the measure, and it was consequently announced that one of tho .Ministers would stand sponsor for the Bill, it is not expected that it will be introduced this session. ANXIETY OVER MINERS’ DISPUTE. SYDNEY. November 25. (Itareived November 25, at 9.45 a.m.) Tho Court granted a prohibition to December 4 against Mr Justice Heydon further proceeding with certain contempt of court charges arising out of the miners’ afternoon shift strike, the feeling in regard to which is again becoming acute, and developments are possible. THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MINISTRY. PERTH. November 25. (Received November 25, at 9.45 a.m.) The new Ministry have been sworn in. Mr Scad dan takes the portfolio of Railways in addition to the Premiership and Troasurershin. Mr Collier takes that of Water Supply in addition to Mines. A FOUT. CRIME. MELBOURNE, November 25. (Received November 25, at 9.45 a.m.) The body of a middle-aged Japanese was found buried in the sand at Fisherman's Bend. Port Melbourne. He had been shot, and there were other wounds in the bead, tho indications pointing to a brutal murder. Tho body apparently was buried the previous day. So far there is no clue. CLERKS’ WAGES. MELBOURNE, November 25. (Received November 25, at 9.45 a.m.) On appeal Mr Justice Cussen reduced the wages of all clerks, excepting those in the metropolitan area, as fixed by tho Wages Board in August, The, wages of women, whose pay was then fixed as equal to that of men, will also bo affected. HIGH COMMISSIONER REAPPOINT]®. MELBOURNE, November 25. (Received November 25. at 9.45 a.m.) The Federal Cabinet has extended Sir G. Reid’s term as High Commissioner, but tho period is not disclosed.

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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