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SJ No 46 - 29 August 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 46.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, 29th AUGUST, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P aper.—The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following Paper, viz.:— By Command :— Imports of Maize, Hay, Potatoes, Sugar, and Timber. Ordered to be printed.

4. L eave of Absence.—Senator Sir W. A. Zeal, pursuant to notice, moved, That leave of absence for one month be granted to Senator Fraser on account of ill-health. Question—put and passed.

5. E lections and Qualifications Committee.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council, pursuant to notice, moved—-1. That the President be requested to lay upon the Table as early as practicable his warrant for the appointment of a Member of this House to act upon the Committee of

Elections and Qualifications in the place of Senator Fraser resigned. 2. That, unless disapproved of by resolution of this House, in the course of the four sitting days next after the laying of the warrant on the Table such warrant shall take

effect as an appointment of such Member to act upon such Committee. Debate ensued. _

Senator Clemons moved an amendment, viz., to leave out all the words after the initial word “ T h a t” with a view to add “ the Elections and Qualifications Committee be deemed duly consti­ tuted notwithstanding the resignation of Senator Fraser.” Question—That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the question—put and negatived. Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put and passed. Main question as amended—put and passed.

6. 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 219 further considered and amended. Senator Macfarlane moved a further amendment, viz., after “ having ” in line 4 of sub-sectio'n (6) to

insert “ to the knowledge of the master.” Question—That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted—put. Committee divided. Ayes, 11.

Mr. Charleston Clemons Dobson Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. Pulsford

Smith

Sir J. H. Symon Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Millen.

Clause 219, as amended, agreed to. Clause 220 amended and agreed to. Clause 221 amended and agreed to. Clause 222 agreed to.

Noes, 1G.

Mr. Barrett Best De Largie Sir J. TV. Downer Mr. Drake

Ferguson Glassey McGregor O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce Playford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Kargood Mr. Stewai't Sir W. A. Zeal.

T e lle r.

Mr. Keating

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Clause 223 amended and agreed to. Clause 224 amended and agreed to. Clauses 225-233 agreed to. Clause 234 read. Senator Pulsford moved an amendment, viz., to leave out “ twentieth ” in line 2. Question—That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 15.

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

Glassey Higgs McGregor O’Connor

O’Keefe Pearce Playford

Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Mr. Keating.

Clauses 234 and 235 agreed to. Clause 236 read.

Noes, 12.

Sir R. C. Baker Mr. Charleston Clemons Ewing Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane

Millen Pulsford

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

Teller.

Lieut.-Col. Neild.

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

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

Customs B ill.— Clause 236 further considered and agreed to. Clauses 237-244 agreed to. Clause 245 read. Senator Gould moved an amendment, viz., in sub-section (2) to leave out all the words after the

initial word “ In ” down to and including “ evidence ” in line 2. Question—That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put. Committee divided. Ayes, f 1.

Mr. Barrett Best De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Glassey

Higgs McGregor O’Connor O’Keefe.

Teller.

Mr. Keating.

Sub-section (2) further amended. Clause 245, as amended, agreed to. Clause 246 read. Question—That Clause 246 stand part of the Bill—put.

Committee divided.

Noes, 12.

Mr. Charleston Clemons Ewing Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Neild. Mr. Pearce Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood

Mr. Smith Stewart Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Millen.

Ayes, 13.

Mr. Barrett Best De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Glassey

Higgs M6Gregor O’Connor O’Keefe

Pearce Playford.

Teller.

Mr. Keating.

Noes, i 1.

Mr. Charleston Clemons Major Gould Mr. Macfarlane

Millen

Lieut.-Col. Neild Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Smith Stewart

Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Ewing

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Clauses 247-251 agreed to. Clause 252 read. Senator Lieut.-Col. Neild moved an amendment, viz., after •“ penalty” in line 2 to insert “ for smuggling or for attempting to defraud the revenue.” Question—That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 8.

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

Sir F. T. Sargood

Mr. Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Millen.

Teller. ·

Mr. O’Keefe.

Clause 252 agreed to. Clauses 253-257 agreed to. Clause 258 amended and agreed to. Clause 259 agreed to. Clause 260 amended and agreed to.

Clause 261 amended and agreed to . Clause 262 amended and agreed to. Clauses 263-267 agreed to. • Schedule I. agreed to.

To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the Chair; and Mr. Best, 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 to-morrow.

10. A djournment.— The Senate adjourned at thirty-four minutes past ten p.m. till to-morrow at half-past ten a.m.

11. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson (on leave), Fraser (on leave), Harney (on leave), Matheson (on leave), and Styles (on leave).

Noes, 14.

Mr. Barrett Best Charleston De Largie. Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Glassey

Higgs Keating McGregor

O’Connor Pearce Stewart.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

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