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SJ No 47 - 30 August 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 47.

JO U RN A LS OF T H E SEN A TE.

FRIDAY, 30th AUGUST, 1901.

1. Meeting of the Senate.— The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. PRAYERS.

3. P aper.— The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following Paper, viz.:— By Command :— Cane Sugar Industry of Australia. Correspondence and Report. ■ Ordered to be printed.

4. Suspension of Standing Orders : Customs B ill.— The Vice-President of the Executive Council, without notice, moved— That the Standing Orders be suspended to enable a motion to be made, on the Customs Bill being reported, That the Bill be recommitted forthwith for the reconsideration of

certain clauses and the insertion of new clauses.

Debate ensued. Question—put and passed.

5. F ederal D epartments : F emales E mployed.— Senator Glassey, pursuant to notice, moved— That a return be laid upon-the Table showing—■ 1. The number of females employed in the various Federal departments in each State of the Common weal th.

2. The number employed in the Post and Telegraph Department in each State. 3. The number employed in the Post and Telegraph Department in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and Hobart respectively. Question—put and passed.

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

In the Committee,

Schedule 11. amended and agreed to. Schedule III. agreed to. . , Postponed clause 1 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 Committee

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.

7. B eer E xcise B ill.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council, according to order, moved, That the Beer Excise Bill be now read a second time. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed.—Bill read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 1 to 4 agreed to. Clause 5 amended and agreed to. Clauses 6 to 12 agreed to. Clause I 3 amended and agreed to. Clause 14 amended and agreed to.

In the Committee,

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8. Suspension of Committee.—At one p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended till two p.m.

9. R esumption of Committee.— A t two p.m. the sitting of the Committee was resumed,

10. B eer E xcise B ill.—Clauses 15-26 agreed to. Clause 27 amended and agreed to. Clauses 28-36 agreed to. Clause 37 read.

Senator Dobson moved an amendment, viz., in line 3 to leave out “ eighth,” with a view to insert “ half ” in lieu thereof.

Question—That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 16.

Mr. Barrett Best Charleston De Largie Drake Ferguson Glassey

Higgs McGregor Millen O’Connor Pearce Playford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Stewart.

Teller.

Mr. Smith.

Clause 37 amended and agreed to. Clause 38 agreed to. Clause 39 amended and agreed to. Clauses 40 and 41 agreed to. Clause 42 amended and agreed to. Clauses 43-45 agreed to. Clause 46 amended and agreed to. Clauses 47-56 agreed to. Clause 57 amended and agreed to.

Clauses 58-63 agreed to. Clause 64 amended and agreed to. Clause 65 amended and agreed to. Clauses 66 and 67 agreed to. Schedules I. to III. agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill to be reported with amendments. The President resumed the Chair ; 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 on Wednesday next.

11. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at seven minutes past four p.m, till Wednesday, 4th September, at half-past two p.m.

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

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

Noes, 9,

Mr. Clemons Dobson Ewing Major Gould Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. O’Keefe

Pulsford Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Keating.

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