MELBOURNE AS THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S HEADQUARTERS.
EFFECTS UPON SYDNEY TRADE OPINIONS OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMERCIAL MEN.
The 'Sunday Times' haa'already pointed out some of the probable effects upon the commercial interests of 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 have 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 view that it is a disadvantageous one for Sydney interests. It is realised that every great fashionable function means large expenditure among the tradespeople of.a city and the employ- ment of a good deal of labor. Sydney is to have no participation in this in respect of the Governor-General's residence in Australia. Melbourne is to enjoy a mono- poly.