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SJ No 25 - 11 July 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 25.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, 11th JULY, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P etitions.—

Senator Keating presented a Petition (No. 14) from 1,185 Citizens and Ratepayers of the State of Tasmania, praying the Senate to reject Clause 54 of the Post and Telegraph Bill. Petition received.

Senator Macfarlane presented a Petition (No. 15) from 29 Tasmanian Citizens, praying that the Post-office may not be used in aid of gambling. Petition received. Senator Macfarlane presented a similar Petition (No. 16) from 51 Tasmanian Citizens. Petition received.

a similar Petition (No. 17) from the President and Secretary of the

4. H ouse of R epresentatives : B asis of N umbers.—Senator Pulsford, pursuant to notice, asked the Vice-President of the Executive Council will the Government lay on the Table of this House, as early as possible, the complete figures of population, quota, &c., on which the number of the members of the House of Representatives for the various States were based. The Vice-President of the Executive Council replied—I now table the figures referred to.

5. L eave of A bsence.—Senator Staniforth Smith, pursuant to notice, moved, That six weeks’ leave of absence .from Parliamentary duties be granted to Senator Ewing on account of urgent private business. Question—put and passed.

6. P apers.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council laid on the Table the following Papers, viz.:—

1. Return to Order of the Senate of 28th June, 1901, for correspondence and documents relating to Reynolds’ Newspaper.

Ordered to be printed.

By Command— 2. Number of Members of House of Representatives for each State. Computed on Estimated Population.

Ordered to be printed.

7. Supply B ill (N o. 3).—The Vice-President of the Executive Council, according to Order, moved, That the Supply Bill (No. 3) be now read a second time. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second time.

Senator Macfarlane presented Baptist Union of Tasmania. Petition received.

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8. Suspension of Standing Obders.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council, pursuant to con­ tingent notice of motion, moved, That the Standing Orders he suspended to enable the Bill to pass through all its remaining stages during the same sitting of the Senate. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed.

9. Supply B ill (N o. 3).—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the con­ sideration of the Bill. In the Committee, Clauses 1-3 agreed to. Schedule—Division I. Minister of External Affairs—considered. Senator Gould moved, That the House of Representatives be requested to amend the Bill by leaving

out in the Schedule the words “ Minister of External Affairs ” at the head of Division I., and inserting “ The Legislature ” in lieu thereof. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

10. Suspension of Committee.—A t thirty minutes past six p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended until half-past seven p.m.

11. R esumption of Committee.—A t half-past seven p.m. the sitting of the Committee was resumed.

12. Supply B ill (N o. 3).—Divisions I.-V . agreed to. Division VI. considered. Senator Pearce moved, That the House of Representatives be requested to amend the Bill by leaving out in the Schedule in Division VI., Minister of Defence, the item “ Secretary at £900 per

annum.” Question—put and negatived. Division VI. agreed to. Division V II. agreed to.

Title agreed to. Bill to be reported without amendment. The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Best, from the Committee, reported that the Com­ mittee had considered the Bill, and had agreed to the same without amendment. Whereupon the Senate adopted such Report.

The Vice-President of the Executive Council moved, That the Bill be now read a third time. Question—put and passed. Bill read a third time and passed.

13. S ervice and E xecution of P rocess B ill.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of the Service and Execution of Process Bill.

■ ' In the Committee,

Clause 1 further considered and agreed to. Clause 2 agreed to. Clause 3 amended and agreed to. Clause 4 agreed to. Clause 5 amended and agreed to. Clause G amended and agreed to.

Clauses 7 and 8 agreed to. Clause 9 amended and agreed to. Clause 10 amended and agreed to. Clauses 11-13 agreed to.

Clause 14 amended and agreed to. Clause 15 agreed to. Clause 16 amended and agreed to. Clauses 17-24 agreed to. Clause 25 amended and agreed to. First Schedule agreed to.

Second Schedule amended and agreed to. Third Schedule agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill to be reported with amendments. The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Best, from the Committee, reported that the Committee

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

14. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past ten p.m. till to-morrow at half past ten a.m.

15. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson, Ewing (on leave), Higgs, Matheson, Millen, and Styles. E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the, Parliaments.

Printed and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia by Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.