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The effort of Wastralia to establish State butcheries in order to regulate the prices of meat has proved a signal failure. The balance-sheet of the State meat shops, which Mr Bath, late Minister of Lands, declared were making a- handsome- profit, has passed, through" the hands of the Auditor-General, "it- shows that three shops—at Perth, Fremantle, and Siibiaeo —made <luring the financial year an ostensible profit of £l6 10s 3d', while the tattle shipments to supply the in made a loss of £263. The total loss on the State meat supply enterprise on June 30 last was £3,57 L The, Auditor-General remarks that 50 per cent, of the purchases for the. stall;; were transfers of stock from the Yandauooka (Government) Station at a, valuation made by the general managers of Tandanooka and of the meat stalls. The auditor says that the market price should be, btit vras not, the basis

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Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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Evening Star Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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