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SJ No 33 - 31 July 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 33.

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

WEDNESDAY, 31st JULY, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P ostponement op B usiness.— Ordered, That Order of the Day No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next, and that Order of the Day No. 2 be postponed until after the consideration of Order of the Day No. 3.

4. A udit B ill.—The Postmaster-General, according to Order, moved—That the Audit Bill be now read a second time. - Debate ensued Question—put and passed.

Bill read a second time. Ordered—That Senator Dobson do take the Chair of Committees for this sitting, in the unavoidable absence of the Chairman of Committees. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee,

Clauses 1-3 agreed to. Clause 4 read. 1

Senator Playford moved an amendment, viz., in line 2, after “ thousand” to insert “ five hundred.”

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

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

7. A u d it B il l.—Clause 4 postponed. Clauses 5-36 agreed to. Clause 37 read. Question—That Clause 37 stand part of the Bill—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 11.

Mr. Barrett Dobson Drake Glassey Major Gould

Mr. Macfarlane O’Keefe Smith Stewart Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Charleston.

Noes, 8.

Mr. Clemons Harney McGregor Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. Playford

Pulsford

Sir J. H. Symon

Teller.

Mr. Pearce.

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Clauses 38-53 agreed to. Clause 54 postponed. Clause 55 agreed to. Clause 56 postponed. Clauses 57-71 agreed to.

First Schedule agreed to. . Second Schedule agreed to. Third Schedule agreed to. To report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported that the ComĀ­ mittee 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.

8. M essage : H ouse of R epr esen ta tiv es.—The following Message from the House of Representatives received and read :— Mr. P resident : %

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ An Act to provide for the recognition throughout the Commonwealth o f the Laws, the Public Acts and Records, and the Judicial Proceedings of the States," and acquaints the Senate that it has agreed to the same with amendments, with which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

F. W. HOLDER,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Melbourne, 31st July, 1901.

Ordered—That the amendments be printed and taken into consideration in Committee of the Whole Senate to-morrow.

9. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, That Order of the Day No. 2 be an Order of the Day for to-morrow.

10. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at five minutes past ten p.m. till to-morrow at half-past two p.m.

11. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Best, Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson, De Largie, Ewing (on leave), Fraser, Higgs, Matheson, Milieu, O’Connor, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood, and Styles.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk o f the Parliaments,

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