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SYDNEY MEAT MARKET. PRICES SOAR SUDDENLY. ?re*s Awjciation—By Telegraph— Copyright. SYDNEY. January 8. (Re-ceiwd January 8. at 9 a.m.) The master butchers have discussed the of meat, and decided to ask; lie Commodities Commission to inquire into, Jhe abnormally high and sudden rise in the price .-.nd the short supplies of stock. The speakt .v-. claimed that, the- position. ■wat- largely due tc tjje operation of ex-■j>.-rters. and that tlia cold storage rooms Mere full of carcasses. It was hinted that "ij'ei'Pi was a. ring among growers and. expeeters. Other speakers, however, opposed J:e Government poking their nose into the jtople'- affairs. smgeeestions were made it; favor of an .3;;.ri tax and co-operativo meat uiarketsg. bur these received little support. Retail prices of beef in tho city are now ii'iii 6d to Is per lb and for nut I ton from M to 8d per lb, and m the suburbs meat js even dearer. UNTON A -\LALG A>f ATION TO COMBAT CAPITALISM. SYDNEY, January 8. Ihe Tiv'lv.ay 'Workers' Association couC*ic:t'.e vrv.ed" in favor of Mibmitting -a aroposai tot amalgamation with the Ans.ijv.l'iati Workers' Union to a plebiscite, jt-r: porters, of the propot-al argued that *■■;:■ " present system ot sectional trade Tir.ionism was unable successfully to corn- '?;;: the encroachments of Capitalism, and tho amalgamation of all unions wis neeesI REFERENCE TO UNIONSTS. AN EMPLOYEE'S PROTEST. SYDNEY. January 8. 'lb* Central Council of the Km plovers iJ Australia .-trongiy protested against being given to unionists in &:;mg out. transports and other GoveruJCent work in connect: ",'. with the. war. POLITICIANS' QUARREL OYER PANAMA TRIP. MELBOURNE, January 8. ! Trouble has arise;; between Mr Mahori Minister of External Affairs) and Mr ilt red Df.-.kin in ieferencc- to the latter >:ing as Commonwealth rcpie.-ontative at! •She Panama Ex.nibttion. 'lite indications I *lre that Mr Deakin will nut fuliil his ink— j I THE WEEA't' DEADLOCK. I GOVERNMENT'S ACTION CHALLENGED, j SYDNEY. January 3. j The New South Wales Fanners and j Settlers' Association are awaiting legal i ©pinion as to whether the Government":; | action in seizing vhoat. is ultra vires as j ffcgardis the Commonwealth Constitution. j Meantime the association h.ave advised their branches regarding the working of Compensation claim.--. So far 150 appeals been lodged against the price paid fey the Go-ven-incut. while the association fc;iv? received 2XOO appeals. The Interstate Commission will to-da.y Jear the Commonwealth's application tor 3 •• interim injunction to restrain the New South Wales Government from selling or jjeinoving any wheat. FLOUR-MILLERS' LOSSES. MELBOURNE. January 8. As .m outcome of the wheat situation ! Edward Davey ami Sons, thmr niideis. Save obtained the Court's fan.ition ;o call j i me-sting at which, the limi propose to j Submit proposals in their creditors o:i a ! Jn;sis of 10s in the £'. The lirm's total labilities are under £30,C00. SEPARATIONJSTS. SYDNFY. January 8. A meeting of residents of Grafton" (New 3outh Wales) passed a resolution in favor »f making the jtoi-thern portion of Xcw Eouth \\'a!es a separate State.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915