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The Legislative Assemblies of our Australian colonies are opening their sessions with statements of financial and other business from their responsible Ministries. The revenue of Victoria for the past year has been £7,728,000, a decrease of £614,000, and Sir Graham Berry will propose an income-tax. In New South Wales, the revenue has increased by £495,000, and now amounts to £10,450,000. In Queensland there is a deficit; South and West Australian finances are fairly good; New Zealand has a surplus of £165,000, after paying off £100,000 of floating debt. X. 9.7.1892