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THE KEW ZEALAND PURCHASE. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copjrichi. SYDNEY, January 19. _ Further complications have arisen in connection with the Kaiapoi's wheat, and it is now doubtful when it will depart. Mr Hughes (Federal Attorney-General! states, regarding the. Federal Customs' refusal to grant a- clearance to the Kaiapoi. that the New South Wales Government offered to deliver to the owners of the wheat aboard the Kaiapoi an equivalent quantity if the Interstate Commission found that the Wheat Acquisition Act. was ultra vires. .Mr Hughes suggested as an alternative the New South Wales Government should pay for the wheat at the price ruling in Victoria, on the day of seizure. Mr ('ami (Chief .Secretary. N.S.W.) replied that the Government were prepared Ui do this if thev could not deliver tho whe-at as proposer). Mr Hughes says Mr Cann's proposal is unsatisfactory. 'Hie owners of (he wheat are entitled to the price at which it could be sold when if. was seized. Until he gets a reply his telegram to Mr Cnnn is; "Kaiapoi cannot depart for New Zealand." . THE COMMISSION'S POWERS. N.S.W. MUST SUBMIT. MELBOURNE. January 19. The Interstate Commission ruled to-day that they had judicial power to deal wilh the New South Wales Government's wheat seizure, and also to join the Farmers' and Settlers' AssiKiation as plaintiffs in the case.

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AUSTRALIAN WHEAT, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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AUSTRALIAN WHEAT Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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