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SJ No 16 - 21 June 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 16.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

FRIDAY, 2 1st JUNE, 1901.

1. Meeting of Senate.—The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. P etition.·—Senator Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood presented a Petition (No. 7) from J. John Halley, President, and James Rickard, Hon. Secretary, of the Council of Churches, praying the Senate to pass Clause 54 of the Post and Telegraph Bill into law. Petition received.

3. A siatics I mported into W estern A ustralia.—Senator Pearce, pursuant to notice, moved, That a return be laid on the Table of the Senate showing— 1. Number of Asiatics imported into Western Australia under the Imported Labour Registry Act since 1894.

2. Number of Asiatics who have been returned to their own country under the said Act. 3. Number of agreements and renewals of agreements now in force under the said Act. Question—put and passed.

4. D eporting B oer P risoners to T asmania.—Senator Clemons, pursuant to notice, moved, That there be laid upon the Table of this Senate copies of 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.

Question—put and passed.

5. P rice of L ands A cquired by the Commonwealth.—Senator McGregor having, by leave, amended the Notice of Motion standing in his name, pursuant to notice, moved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, the price paid for all lands acquired by the Commonwealth shall not exceed by more than 10 per cent, its assessed value on 1st January, 1901, for State or Municipal taxation. Dehate ensued. It being half-past twelve o’clock, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

6. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered—That the Orders of the Day be postponed till after the debate on the question before the Senate be disposed of.

7. P rice of L ands A cquired by the Commonwealth.—Debate on the question interrupted by the Orders of the Day being called on—resumed. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

8. P aper.—The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following Paper, viz.:— Return to Order of the Senate of 21st June, 1901.—Correspondence re deportation of Boers to Tasmania. Ordered to be printed. ·

9. Suspension of S itting.— A t fifty minutes past twelve p.m. the sitting of the Senate was suspended till fifty minutes past one p.m.

10. R esumption of S itting.-—A t fifty minutes past one p.m. the sitting of the Senate was resumed.

11. A ppointment of M embers of P arliament to Office.—On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question, That, in the opinion of the Senate, no person, being a member of the Federal Parliament, or within twelve months of his ceasing to be a member, should be appointed to any office, the acceptance or holding of which would render him incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a member, On the motion of Senator Charleston the debate was further adjourned until Friday next.

12. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, That Order of the Day No. 2 be an Order of the Day fur Friday next.

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13. P ost and T elegraph B ill.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of the Post and Telegraph Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 26 further considered. Senator Staniforth Smith moved an amendment, viz., in paragraph (b) to leave out “ seven days,” with a view to insert “ one month ” in lieu thereof. Clause 26 postponed. Clause 27 amended and agreed to. Clauses 28-34 agreed to. .

Clause 35 amended and agreed to. Clause 36 amended and agreed to. To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the Chair ; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported that the Com­

mittee had considered the Bill, and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again. Ordered, That the Committee have leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

14. M essage from the H ouse of R epresentatives— Supply B ill (N o. 2).—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read :— M r. P resident, The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ An Act to apply out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the sum o f Four hundred and ninety-one thousand eight

hundred and eighty-two pounds to the service o f the period ending the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and one,” and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has considered the Message of the Senate requesting this House to make certain amendments in such Bill, and has made the requested amendments numbered 1 and 3, and in the case of requested amendment numbered 2 has made such amendment with the modifications appearing by the

Schedule.

F. W. HOLDER, Speaker.

House of Representatives, Melbourne, 21st June, 1901.

Memorandum of Suggestions made by the Senate in the Bill intituled “An Act to apply out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the sum of Four hundred and ninety-one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two pounds to the service of the period ending the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and one.” Amendment made by House of Represen- [ No. 1. In the Title. In line 1, after initial words

tatives.—G. H. Jenkins, Clerk— { “An Act to,” insert “grant and.” Amendment made by House of Represen-") tatives, and after “ Australia ” insert | No. 2. Leave out the words of recital, viz., “ For “ for the purpose of appropriating the the purpose of appropriating the grant made

grant originated in the House of Repre- | by the House of Representatives,” sentatives.”—G. H. Jenkins, Clerk— J Amendment made by House of Represen- ( No. 3. In page 1, line 6 (clause 1, line 2), after tatives.—G. H. Jenkins, Clerk— | “ supply,” insert “ hereby.” The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the consideration of the

Message of the House of Representatives.

In the Committee,

Message read and considered. The Postmaster-General moved, That the modification made by the House of Representatives in Suggestion No. 2 of the Senate be agreed to. Question—put and passed. Resolution to be reported. The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported that the Com­

mittee had agreed to the modification made by the House of Representatives in Suggestion No. 2 of the Senate. Whereupon the Senate adopted such report. Ordgred—That the Bill be returned to the House of Representatives, with a Message acquainting

that House that the Senate had agreed to the modification made by the House of Representatives in Suggestion No. 2 of the Senate.

15. N ext M eeting of S enate.—Ordered, That the Senate at its rising adjourn until Tuesday next, at half-past two p.m.

16. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at fifty-six minutes past four p.m. until Tuesday, 25th June, at half-past two p.m.

17. A ttendance.—Present, all the Senators except Senators Dawson, Matheson, Millen, O’Connor, and Pulsford.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

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