PRICE OF SUGAR. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE, December 25. A deputation of representatives of tho Queensland sugar districts to-*iay requested the Price of Goods Board to increase the price of augur to £23 per Um. The deputation stated that there i'c-k 20,000 tons of sugar in Tictoria in September, and they need riot fear a. shortage. WHEAT SEIZURE. SYDNEY, D&cembor 24. _ The Government hare issued a regulation prescribing the form in ■which compensation may bo claimed under t::.i Wheat Acquisition Act. Mr Hall (State Attorney-General) states that. 90 per cent, of the people engaged in the wheat trade are quite satisfied with the Government's action. Mr Hughes (Federal Attorney-General': thinks that if the seizure, prevents interfjtato trade, the question of the. rights of tho Commonwealth and the interests of the other States will ari.-e. SYHXF.Y, December 24. A proclamation authorises. Urn scizurs of tho wheie State's wheat, crop, amounting to 15.C00.000 bushels. Mr Hall (Attorney-General) states that he ha.? clear evidence that, certain persons arc endeavoring to evade the Act. destination of quantities of grain is doubtful, and seizure is- the only erleetivo measure for emiservinz wheat for hoin.« rtouireinciiis-.
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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914