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Friday, 12 December 1930

Senator BARNES (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - In view of the vote taken last night, which resulted in the elimination of the definition of "the Council ", it would appear that proposed now sections 4a to 4l should be deleted from the bill, seeing that they relate to the advisory council for the territory which the Senatehas decided shall not be constituted.

Amendment (by Senator McLachlan ) agreed to.

That proposed new sections 4a to 4L inclusive be left out.

Clause; as amended, agreed to.

Clause6 -

After section 5 of the principal act the following sections are inserted: - " 21. - ( 1. ) Until the Parliament makes other provision for the Government of the territory, the council may, subject to this section, make ordinances having the force of law and in relation to the territory. " (2.) An ordinance, the object or effect of which is to dispose of, or create any charge upon, the Consolidated Revenue . Fund or upon any revenue of the territory, shall not be proposed in or made by the Council. " (3.) Every ordinance made under this section shallbe inoperative until it has been approved by the Governor-General."

Amendments (by Senator Barnes) agreed to -

That the words "council may, subject to this section " be left out with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " Governor- General ".

That sub-sections 2 and 3 of proposed new section 21 be left out.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Title, agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments.

Standing and Sessional Orders suspended, and report adopted.

Bill read a third time.

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