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SHOP ATTENDANTS* WAGES. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, December 11. (Received December 11, at 9.55 a.m.) A report dealing with industrial conditions in the shops of the Commonwealth shows that the average increase per head in wages in 1913 was 4s 6d weekly. VICTORIAN RAILWAYS. DEFICIT ANTICIPATED. MELBOURNE, December 11. The State Treasurer estimates Victoria’s revenue for the current year at £10,231,359, and the expenditure at £11,231,359. He estimates that the railway receipts will fall £501,719 below tho working expenses. It is therefore proposed to increase tho railway goods rates and fares as from July, 1915, LAND TAX INCREASES. MELBOURNE, December 11. The Federal House of Representatives passed the Government’s amended land tax proposals, involving considerable increases. A Supply Bill was also passed. STATE BANK NOTES. A £2,000 THEFT. MELBOURNE, December 11. Two thousand out of twelve thousand Commonwealth pound notes disappeared during postal transit from Melbourne to Perth.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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