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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS

THK PRICE OF WHEAT

Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright,

SYDNEY. December 10. (Received December 10, at 10 a.m.)

In the New South Wales Legislative Council the amendment altering the iked price of the seized wheat from 5s to 6s was negatived by 23 votes to 10. The Bill was then amended, leaving it open to sellers to appeal to the Commodities Commission, which body was given power to increase the Government price after hearing evidence.

Mr Flowers (President of tho Council) intimated that the Government did not want to seize all wheat unless it proved necessary. Farmers could sell unseized wheat how and where thev liked.

The Council passed the Taxation Bills, and the House accepted the Council's amendments.

The session then ended, and was ad journed to January 27.

PRICE OF DRINKS

"WILL GOVERNMENT INTERVENE:?

SYDNEY, December 10. (Received December 10, at 10 a.m.)

The Commodities Commission have recommended the Government to issue a proclamation against the increases in the prices of beer and spirits. No action has yet been taken by the Government.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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