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SJ No 18 - 26 June 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 18.

JO U R N A LS OF T H E SEN A TE.

WEDNESDAY, 2 6 t h JUNE, 1901.

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

2. P etition.—Senator Walker presented a Petition (No. 8) from two persons on the part of the Council of Churches against the transmission of any postal matter relating to gambling. Petition received and read.

3. A djournment to D ebate M atter o f I mportance.— Senator Lieut.-Col. Neild, without notice, moved, That the Senate at its rising adjourn till twelve o’clock on Saturday next. Debate ensued. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

4. State L aws and R ecords R ecognition B ill.—The Chairman of Committees, having certified that the fair print of the State Laws and Records Recognition Bill was in accordance with the Bill as agreed to in Committee and reported, The Vice-President of the Executive Council, according to Order, moved, That the Bill be now read

a third time. Question—put and passed. Bill read a third time and passed.

5. Standing Orders Committee R eport.—On the Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Second Report of the Standing Orders Committee, The Vice-President of the Executive Council moved, That the Report be adopted. Debate ensued. And the question being put, paragraph by paragraph—■

Question—That Paragraph 1 be agreed to—put and passed. Question—That Paragraph 2 be agreed to—put and passed. Question—That Paragraph 3 be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That the Report be agreed to—put and passed.

6. A cts I nterpretation B ill.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council, according to Order, moved, That the Acts Interpretation Bill be now read a second time. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second time. On the question—That the President do now leave the Chair, and the Senate resolve itself into a

Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill— Senate divided Ayes, 22. Mr. Barrett

Best

Lieut.-Col. Cameron Mr. Charleston Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake

Ewing Ferguson Fraser Glassey Keating

O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce Playford, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Smith Sir J. H. Symon Mr. Walker Sir W. A. Zeal.

Noes, 5. Mr. De Largie Higgs McGregor

Stewart.

Teller.

Mr. Dawson.

Teller.

Major Gould

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee.

In the Committee,

Clauses 1-5 agreed to. Clause 6 struck out. Clauses 7-18 agreed to. Clause 19 amended and agreed to. Clauses 20-38 agreed to. Clause 39 amended and agreed to. Clause 40 agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill to be reported with amendments. The President resumed the Chair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported that the Com­

mittee had considered the Bill, and had agreed to the same with amendments. Ordered—That the Bill, as reported, be considered to-morrow.

7. Suspension op S itting.—A t twenty minutes past six p.m. the sitting of the Senate was suspended till half-past seven p.m.

8. R esumption op S itting.—A t half-past seven p.m. the sitting of the Senate was resumed.

9. P ost and T elegraph B ill.—On the Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in Committee of the Post and Telegraph Bill— Senator Keating presented a Petition (No. 9) from 3,967 Citizens and Ratepayers of the State of Tasmania praying the Senate to reject Clause 54 of the Post Office Bill. Petition received and read, and ordered to bo printed. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of

the Post and Telegraph Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 37 amended and agreed to. Clause 38 amended and agreed to. Clause 39 amended and agreed to. Clause 40 agreed to. Clause 41 read. Senator McGregor moved an amendment, viz., in line 1 to leave out “ or.” Question—That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put and passed. Senator Sir F. T. Sargood moved an amendment, viz., in line 1, after “ or ” to insert “ any.” Question—That the word proposed to be inserted be inserted—put. Committee divided—

Ayes, 19.

Mr. Barrett Best Lieut.-Col. Cameron Mr. Charleston

Clemons

Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake Ewing Ferguson

Harney Higgs Matheson Lieut-Col. Neild Mr. O’Connor Smith Stewart Sir J. H. Symon Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Sir F. T. Sargood.

Senator McGregor moved a further amendment, viz., in line 3 to leave out “ offensive or libellous.”^ To report progress, and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the Chair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported that the Committee had considered the Bill, and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered—That the Committee have leave to sit again to-morrow.

Noes, 5.

Mr. Dawson De Largie McGregor O’Keefe.

Teller.

Mr. Keating.

10. M essage from the Governor-General.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council presented a Message from His Excellency the Governor-General, which was received and read as follows :—-HOPETOUN, Governor-General, Message No. 1.

The Governor-General informs the Senate that he has, on this day, at Government House, Melbourne, given the Boyal Assent to the undermentioned Act of the present Session, presented to him by the Honorable the Speaker of the House of Representatives, viz.:— “An Act to grant and 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 of the period ending the thirtieth day of June One thousand nine hundred and one.’' Government House, Melbourne, 25th June, 1901.

11. A djournment.—At forty minutes past ten p.m. the Senate adjourned till half-past two p.m. to-morrow.

12. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Macfarlane, Millen, and Pulsford.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

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