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PRICE OF MEAT. CAUSES CLEARNESS. Pre» Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, January 20. A conference between the Commodities Commission and representatives of the meat trade vas opened to-day to discuss the causes of the high prices for meat. Various corse- were, assigned—increased, population. decreased Hocks, and. herds, drought, increased demand for choice cuts, advance in trade, wages, and increased export, to .supply the war's demands. HEAT WAVE WORSE. SYDNEY, January 20. The hear, wave is augmented. Thr*"") deaths have, occurred in the city from heat apoplexy, and. a number in tho country. poltcf. favor totalizator. PERTH, January 20. The Police. Commissioner, in his annual report, advocates the totalizator as_ iKi least harmful form of racecourse betting. THE BIRTH RATE. MELBOURNE. January 20. The. Commonwealth Statistician, in cramming the vital phenomena, for Australia, states "that as the birth rate falls freouenUr twins and triplets increase, 1 itei ratio of quadruplets to triplets is as 22 to TOGO. STAT!-: SOCIALISM. SYDNEY, January 21. (Received January 21. at 10 a.m.) An unnamed Labor league, communicating "with Mr Ashford, New South Wabs Minister of Agriculture, commends th-» wheat, seizure, and susigests that, the Government should seize, wool in tlie same wav. . , M.r Ashford say- that, legislation on tlr.s manor is unlikely at present. UNIONISTS ALL. SYDNEY, January 21. As \}v result of a, ballot the New South Wales Public. Service Affectation decided to ln?come a. reg'stored wade union.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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