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SJ No 8 - 31 May 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 8.

FRIDAY, 31 st MAY, 1901.

1. M eeting of S enate.—The Senate met pursuant to adjournment

2. A ddress 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—1 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 he at once prohibited.’ ” Debate resumed. Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put and negatived. Main question—put and passed.

3. D eportation of B oers.—Senator Clemons, pursuant to notice, moved, That there be laid upon the Table of this Senate copies of all the correspondence between— 1. The Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth;

2. Between the Prime Minister and Mr. Lewis, the Premier of Tasmania; with reference to the proposal to deport Boer prisoners to Tasmania. Debate ensued. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

4. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, That Notices of Motion Nos. 2-9 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday, 5th June.

5. A gf. Statistics.·—Senator Glassey, according to order, moved, That there be laid on the Table of the House a return showing— 1. The number of persons in each State of the Commonwealth (distinguishing the males from the females) of 60 and under 65 years of age.

2. The number of persons of each sex, in each State, of 65 years of age and upwards. 3. The number of destitute married couples of 60 years of age and upwards in each State who are in receipt of out-door relief. 4. The number of destitute married couples in each State of 60 years of age and upwards who

are inmates of benevolent institutions. 5. The number of those aged married couples in each State who are inmates of such institu­ tions who are permitted to live together. 6. The number of those aged married couples in each State who arc inmates of such institu­

tions who are not permitted to live together.

Question—put and passed.

6. T elegraph A greements.—Senator Keating, according to order, moved, That there be laid upon the Table of this House copies of all agreements at present in force between the Government or Governments of any of the States of the Commonwealth and the Eastern Extension Telegraphic Company relative to the control and management of the electric telegraph cable between Tasmania and the mainland of Australia.

Question—put and passed.

7. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, That Order of the Day No. 4 be made an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

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

9. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at thirty-seven minutes past three o’clock p.m. till Wednesday, 5th June, at half-past two p.m.

Printed and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of A ustralia by R obt. S. B rain, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.