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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS

FOOD PRICES. VICTOR LAN~R ACK -DO W X H ESEXTEiTb Y JiA BOR. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE. December 5. (Received December -5, at 9.15 a.m.) In tho State Legislative Assembly on Tuesday the Leader of the Opposition will move a want-of-confideuce motion over Hie suspension of the fixed prices for wheat, flour, bran, and pollard. PRICE OF SUGAR. A HIT AT THE “C.S.R.” MELBOURNE, December -j. (Received December .5, at 10.30 a.m.) Sir Alexander Peacock (Victorian Premier), in reply to -Mr Denham’s (Queensland Premier) complaint that other States have not advanced the price of cane sugar in conformity with the price fixed in Queensland, says that the Victorian Board on Foodstuffs Prices, having regard to the profit earned by tho Colonial Sugar Refining Company, as revealed in their balancesheet, considered any advance in the price of eane to which growers were entitled might; reasonably be expected to come from the profits of that- company. V IRST IX THE I‘TEI.I). MELBOURNE, December 5. (Received December 5, at 10.30 a.m.) Owing to the new Tariff, tho Licensed Victuallers’ Association have increased the price of beer. • WATERSIDE WOR K ER S. QUESTION OF MANNING HOLDS. MELBOURNE. December 5. (Received December 5, at 10.30 a.m.) The Arbitration Court dismissed tho Victorian stevedoring companies’ application for penalties against the Waterside Workers’ Federation for alleged breach of the award in the men refusing to work the hold of a certain steamer unless six men were employed in the hold instead of four. GROWING FAS!'. MELBOURNE, December 5. The Commonwealth Public Sendee Report shows (hat the permanent staff total ‘JI .050. A T/AROR HOVERNMENT DISCOURAGES LOCAL INDUSTRY. .SYDNEY, December 5. (Received December at 10.30 a.in.) In the New South Wales Legislative Assembly the Motor Tax Management Bill and the Income Tax Management Bill were introduced. The Premier tabled n ret uni showing that n contract for ITi locomotives, costing £1,335.707, had been placed with the Clyde Engineering Company.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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