26 SEPTEMBER 1863, Page 2

The free Australian colonists threaten that if transporta- tion is

resumed to Western Australia they will all pass laws for transporting their criminals to Great Britain. The threat is, of course, not serious, as the Governors would veto any such bills, but it aptly exposes the injustice of our own conduct. Their right to turn England into a cesspool is just as good as our right to turn Australia.