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SJ No 5 - 23 May 1901

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No. 5.


THURSDAY, 23rd MAY, 1901.

1. M eeting o f Senate.— The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. P ostponement o f B usiness.—Ordered, That Notices of Motion Nos. 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday n e x t; and Notice of Motion No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 5th June ; and Orders of the Day Nos. 1 and 3 to 6 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next; and Order of the Day No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Thursday, 6th June.

3. AnniiEss in R eply.—On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question— That the Address in Reply be agreed to, to which an amendment had been moved, viz. :— “ To add to the Question—‘but while fully concurring in the proposal for the gradual reduction and ultimate relinquishment of the Kanaka labour at present within the Commonwealth are of opinion that the further importation of such labour should be at once prohibited.’ ” Debate resumed.

4. Suspension of Sitting.—At half-past six p.m. the sitting of the Senate was suspended.

5. R esumption o f S itting.—At half-past seven p.m. the sitting of the Senate was resumed.

G. A dbiiess in R eply.— Debate on the question interrupted by the suspension of the sitting—resumed.

On the motion of Senator Sir Frederick Sargood the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next, and to have precedence of all other business.

7. P aper.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council laid on the Table— Standing Orders relative to Public Business.

Ordered to be printed.

8. N ext M eeting o f the Senate.— Ordered, That the Senate at its rising adjourn until Wednesday next at half-past two p.m.

9. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at thirty minutes past nine p.m. until Wednesday, 29th May, at half-past two p.m.

Printed and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of A ustralia by R out. S. Brain, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.