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SJ No 40 - 15 August 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 40.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, 15th AUGUST, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P ostal and T elegraphic R ates.—Senator Pearce, pursuant to notice, asked the Postmaster-General— 1. Is it the intention of the Government to submit to Parliament a scale of rates of charges for postal matter and telegraphic communications. 2. Will such scale of charges provide for a uniform rate for the Commonwealth. The Postmaster-General replied—

1 and 2. The matter is under consideration, and the intentions of the Government will be disĀ­ closed in due course.

4. Customs B ill.— The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of the Customs Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 49 further considered. Sub-section (a) struck out. New sub-section (a) inserted in lieu of sub-section (a) struck out, viz.:—-“ Books wherein the copyright shall be first subsisting first composed or written or printed

in the United Kingdom or in Australia, and printed or reprinted in any other part of the world, as to which the proprietor of such copyright or his agent shall have given to the Commissioner a notice in writing that such copyright subsists, such

notice also stating when such copyright will expire.” Sub-section (6) amended and agreed to. Sub-section (c) agreed to. Sub-section (d) agreed to. Sub-section (e) agreed to. Sub-section (_/) read. The Vice-President of the Executive Council moved an amendment, viz., to add to the sub-section

“ unless coloured and branded as prescribed.” Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 10.

Mr. Barrett De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake

Glassey Keating McGregor Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. O’Connor

Pearce Playford

Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood. Mr. Stewart Sir W. A. Zeal.

Noes, 7.

Mr. Charleston Ewing Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane

Pulsford

Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Clemons.

Teller.

Mr. Smith.

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Question—That sub section ( / ) as amended stand part of the clause—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 15.

Mr. Barrett De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake

Glassey Keating McGregor O’Connor

Pearce Playford

Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Stewart Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Mr. Smith.

5. S uspension of Committee.—At half-past six p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended until half-past seven p.m.

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

7. Customs B ill.— Sub-section (g) read. Question—That sub-section (cj) stand part of the clause—put.

Noes, 9.

Mr. Charleston Clemons Major Gould Macfarlane

Pulsford

Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Smith Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Lieut.:Col. Neild.

Teller.

Mr. Pearce.

Sub-section (A) agreed to. New sub-section (i) inserted to follow sub-section (A), viz.:— “ All refined mineral-oils, except gasoline or painters’ spirits, which may give off an inflammable vapour at a temperature of less than One hundred degrees of

Fahrenheit’s thermometer after being subjected to the prescribed test by any officer or person duly authorized by the Collector (for which purpose such samples as may be required may be drawn from the packages containing such oil).” Clause 49 as amended agreed to. Clauses 50-58 agreed to. Clause 59 amended and agreed to. Clause 60 amended and agreed to. Clauses 61 and 62 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 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 on Wednesday next.

8. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at ten o’clock p.m. till to-morrow at half-past ten a.m.

9. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Best (on leave), Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson (on leave), Ferguson (on leave), Fraser, Harney (on leave), Higgs (on leave), Matheson (on leave), Millen, O’Keefe, and Styles (on leave).

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

Committee divided. Ayes, 12. Mr. Barrett De Largie

Dobson Drake Glassey Keating McGregor O’Connor Mr. Playford

Stewart

Sir W. A. Zeal.

Noes, 8.

Mr. Charleston Ewing Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Neild

Pulsford Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Clemons.

IT luted and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia by Robt. S. B rain, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.