§ Mr. WISE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the recent official pronouncement made by the Acting Premier of Victoria, indicating dissatisfaction with the federal system of Australia and a growing desire for secession on the part of the other States; and whether any action is contemplated by him?
I have seen a Press report of a statement by the Acting Premier of Victoria to the effect that, unless the present division of Australian finance were altered, the secession movement in Western Australia might spread to other States. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.