Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE, November 27. In addition to Colonel Pethebridge's appointment, it is understood that the Government intend to appoint Mr Atlgc Hunt, Secretary of External Affairs, as Commissioner of New Guinea, lie will leave within a fortnight. The delegates have effected a settlement of the dockyard strike. The details are not yet available. SYDNEY, November 27. Mr Hall, State Attorney-General, has issued a writ against the * Worker ’ newspaper claiming £5,000 for alleged libel. The Labor Council have carried a resolution in favor of the Totalieator Bill. _V -SIR GEORGE REID. SERVICES ILLRECOGNISED. MELBOURNE, November 28. (Received November 28, at 10 a.m.) A discussion took place in the Federal House of Representatives on the question of Sir George Reid’s reappointment as High Commissioner for one year. The statements made by* Messrs Cook and Glynn show that the late Government had intended to extend Sir George Reid’s term by three or five years, but the elections intervened. Mr Cook said that if the Liberal Government had known that Sir George Reid was going to be treated in this manner they would have taken care- to reappoint him before the dissolution. Victorian elect’ions. LIBERALS SAFE. MELBOURNE. November 23. (Received November 28, at 10 a.m.) The counting of the preference votes in some electorates is incomplete. On the latest figures Labor won the Port Fairy seat ftom the Liberals, and Mr Argyle (the old. Liberal member for Dalhonsio) was defeated by Mr Cameron (an Independent Liberal). This makes the state of parties: Liberal 42, Labor 23. QUEENSLAND POLITICS, CRISIS ARISES SUDDENLY. BRISBANE, November 28. (Received November 28, at 10 a.m.) The Queensland Legislative Assembly carried the Treasurer’s motion dissenting from the Speaker’s ruling against the insertion of an amendment in the Co-opera-tive Sugar Company’s Bill. The Speaker thereupon left tne House. ‘ The Leader of the Opposition gave notice to move a vote of want of confidence in the Government on Monday.
Permanent link to this item
AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914