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SJ No 124 - 17 September 1919



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 124.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

WEDNESDAY, 17 t h SEPTEMBER, 1919.

1. M eeting of Senate.— The Senate mot a t three p.m., pursuant to adjournm ent.

2; P R A Y E R S . . .

3. P apers.— The P resident laid on the Table the following Paper, viz. :—

P u rsu a n t to S ta tu te — Commonwealth Bank A ct 1911.—A ggregate Balance-Sheet of Commonwealth Bank of A ustralia a t 30th June, 1919 ; together with A uditor-G eneral’s R eport thereon.

The M inister for R epatriation (Senator M illen) laid on the Table the following Papers, v iz .:— * By Command— Peace T re aty .— Copy of Bill introduced into B ritish P arliam ent for carrying into effect the T reaty of Peace w ith Germany. '

P apers presented to B ritish P arliam ent— A d u lt E ducation Com mittee— T hird Interim R eport— Libraries and Museums. League of N ations Covenant, w ith Commentary thereon. • . N ational W ar Savings Com mittee— T hird A nnual Report.

. Out-of-work Donation Scheme— In terim R eport of Com mittee of Inquiry.

W om en’s E m ploym ent Com m ittee — Report. W omen holding Tem porary A ppointm ents in Governm ent D epartm ents— R eport of Sub-Committee appointed to consider position.

1 P u rsu a n t to S ta tu te — .

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock A ct 1911.— Dealings and T ransactions during the year ended 30th June, 1918. ■ Public Service A ct 1902-1918.—Regulations Amended.— S tatu to ry Rules 1919, No. 215— No. 216. ·

4. Questions.—Questions on notice were answered.

5. P eace Treaty with Germany.—The M inister for R epatriation (Senator Millen), p ursuant to notice, moved—T h at this Senate approves of the T reaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany signed a t Versailles on the 28th June, 1919. An extension of half-an-hour was granted to Senator Millen. On motion of Senator G ardiner the debate was adjourned. O rdered— T h at th e resumption of the debate be an O rder of th e Day for to-morrow.

6. Treaty r e P rotection of F rance against Germany.—The M inister for R epatriation (Senator M illen), p ursuant to notice, moved— T h at this Senate approves the T reaty made a t V ersailles on th e 28th June, 19 19, between H is M ajesty the K ing.and the P resident of the French Republic whereby, in case the stipulations relating to the left bank of the Rhine, contained in th e Treat}' of Peace with Germany signed a t Versailles the 28th day of June, 1919, by the B ritish Empire, the

French R epublic and the U nited States of America among other Powers, may not a t first provide adequate security and protection to France, G reat B ritain agrees to come imm ediately to her assistance in the event of any unprovoked movement of aggression against her being made by Germany. '

On motion of Senator G ardiner, the debate was adjourned. O rdered— T hat the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for to-morrow.

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7. Message from the H ouse of -Representatives.—Supply Bill (N o. 2) 1919-20.— The following Message from the H ouse of R epresentatives was received and read :—

M r. P resident, Message No. 99.

The House of Represen I ati yes transm its to th e S enate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an A ct to grant and apply a sum out o f the Consolidated Revenue F und fo r the service o f the year ending the thirtieth day o f June One thousand nine hundred and tw enty," with which it desires th e concurrence of the Senate.

W. E lliot J ohnson,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Melbourne, 17th Septem ber, 1919. ·

8. Supply B ill (No. 2) 1919— 20.— The M inister for R epatriation (Senator Millen) moved— T h a t the Bill be now read a first time. ·

D ebate ensued.

A t half-past six p.in. the sittin g of the Senate was suspended till eight p.m.

Debate, interrupted by the suspension of the sitting, resumed. A n extension of half-an-hour was granted to Senator Ferricks under S tanding O rder No. 407a. D ebate continued. On motion of Senator Newland, th e debate was adjourned. O rdered— T hat the resumption of th e debate be an O rder of the Day for to-morrow.

9. Adjournm ent.·—The Senate adjourned a t seventeen m inutes to eleven p.m. till to morrow a t three p.m.

10. A ttendance. —Present, all the Members except Senators Barnes, Lieut.-Col. Bolton, Guy (on leave), M aughan, Lieut.-Ool. O’Loghlin, and Pearce. .

C. GAVAN DUFFY, Clerk o f the Senate.

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