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MELBOURNE AS THE GOVEI0OR^GENERAL -S HEADQUAETERS.
KFFI5CTS UPON $YDNKY TRAD'*' OPINIONS OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMERCIAL MEN.
The 'Sunday Times' haa'&lready pointed out some of the probable effects upon the. commercial interests or Sydney resulting from the so-called concession to New South Wales under which, in return for the Capi tal being ultimately fixed in some part of New South Wales, Melbourne is to be the headquarters of the Federal Government,
Parliament, and Governor-General for an indefinite period. During the week we nave. had an oppor tunity of ascertaining the opinions of some of the heads of firms whose business is likely' to be affected by this one-sided. con- cession, and they generally concur in the yiew that It is a disadvantageous one for Sydney, interests. It is realised that every great fashionable function means ; large expenditure among the tradespeople of.arcity and the employ ment of a good deal of labor. Sydney i3 to h'ave no participation in this in respect of the Governor-General's residence in Australia. Melbourne is to enjoy a mono poly. . - l ???'?? .'? i\ ? ? '