Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment


The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Evans, by leave, moved the following amendments to clause 29 together:

Page 14, sub-clause (2), line 12, leave out ""without warrant'', insert ""in accordance with sub-section (3A)''.

Page 14, sub-clause (3), line 15, leave out ""without warrant'', insert ""in accordance with sub-section (3A)''.

Page 14, after sub-clause (3), insert the following new sub-clause:

""(3A) A constable or Officer of Customs may seize an article pursuant to sub-section (2) or (3) if, and only if--

(a) he acts in pursuance of a warrant properly issued by a judge or magistrate; or

(b) he believes on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to act without the authority of a warrant in order to prevent the loss or destruction of the article.''.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the amendments be agreed to--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus McClelland Button McIntosh Childs Macklin Coates Mason Coleman Mulvihill Colston Primmer Elstob Ray, Robert Evans Ryan Foreman Sibraa Georges Siddons Gietzelt Tate Giles Walsh Haines Hearn Teller: Jones Robertson

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer MacGibbon Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Durack Teague Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Harradine Watson Jessop Young Lajovic Teller: Lewis Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, amendments negatived accordingly.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Georges) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Durack) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

And General Business taking precedence of Government Business after eight p.m.