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SJ No 58 - 26 September 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 58.

JOURNALS OF T H E SEN ATE.

THURSDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER, 1901.

1. M eeting 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.:— Return to Order of the Senate of 5th June, 1901, showing number of Votes cast for Senators in each State, and moved, That it be printed. Debate ensued. Senator Pulsfovd moved an amendment, viz., to leave out all the words after “ That,” with a view to

add “ the Paper be referred to the Printing Committee.”' Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Main question—put and passed.

P apers.— The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following Papers, v iz.:—

By Command— Papers re Operator Sheehan referred to by the Deputy Postmaster-General, Victoria, in the printed correspondence ordered to be printed 12th September, 1901. Papers re Complaint by Assistant Line Repairers, Victoria, referred to by the Deputy

Postmaster-General, Victoria, in the printed correspondence ordered to be printed 12th September, 1901.

5. Customs B ill.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the considera­ tion of Message No. 20 and the amendments of the House of Representatives in the Customs Bill.

In the Committee,

Message read and considered. Resolved— That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 27 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 28 of the Senate be agreed to.

That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 65 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 79 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 88 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 89 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. I l l of the Senate be

agreed to.

That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 116 of the Senate be agreed to. That amendment of the House of Representatives to amendment No. 122 of the Senate be agreed to. Question—That amendment No. 46 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has dis­

agreed be not insisted on—put.

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Committee divided. Ayes, 18. Senator Barrett Charleston

De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Drake Ferguson

Fraser Glassey Keating McGregor O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce PI ayford Stewart Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Noes, 10.

Senator Sir R. C. Baker Major Gould Millen Lieut.-Col. Neild. Pulsford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Smith Sir J. H. Symon Walker.

Teller.

Senator Macfarlane.

Senator Higgs. Question—That amendment No. 49 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has dis­ agreed be not insisted on—put. Committee divided.

Noes, 10.

Senator Sir R. C. Baker Clemons Major Gould Macfarlane Millen Lieut.-Col. Neild

Pulsford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. '-'argood Walker.

Teller.

Senator Smith.

Question—That amendment No. G7 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has dis­ agreed be not insisted on—put. Committee divided. Ayes, 18. Noes, U.

Senator Best Clemons De Largie Dobson

Sir J. W. Downer Drake Ferguson Fraser

Glassey Higgs Keating McGregor

O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce Playford.

Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Senator Stewart.

6. S uspension of Committee.—A t half-past six p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended till eight p.m.

Senator Major Gould Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Neild Pulsford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Smith Sir J. H. Symon Walker.

Teller.

Senator Millen

Ayes, 19.

Senator Barrett Best Charleston De Largie Dobson Sir J. W. Downer

Drake Ferguson Fraser Glassey Higgs

Keating McGregor O'Connor Pearce Playford

Stewart Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Senator O'Keefe.

7. R esumption of Committee.—A t eight p.m. the sitting of the Committee was resumed.

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8. Customs B ill.—Resolved—That amendment No. 69 of the Senate to which the House of Representa­ tives has disagreed be not insisted on. Question—That amendment No. 101 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has dis­ agreed be not insisted on—proposed. Senator Sir John Downer moved an amendment, viz., to leave out “ not.” . Question—That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the question—put and passed. Main question—put. .

Committee divided. Ayes, 13. Noes, 13.

Senator Best Senator Sir R. C. Baker

De Largie Charleston

Dobson Ferguson

Drake Major Gould

Glassey Macfarlane

Higgs Millen

Keating Lieut.-Col. Neild.

McGregor Pul.sford

O’Connor Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood

O’Keefe Smith

Playford Sir J. H. Svmon

Stewart. Walker. "

Teller. Teller.

Senator Barrett. Senator Pearce.

And so, the votes being equal, it passed in the negative. Resolved—That amendment No. 110 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disageed be not insisted on. Resolved—That amendment No. 113 of the Senate to which the House of Representatives has

disagreed be not insisted on, except as to the following words in sub-clause (1) :—“ and if called as a witness for the prosecution shall be liable to cross-examination as a witness adverse to the prosecution.” Resolutions to he reported.

The President resumed the Chair ; and Senator Best, from the Committee, reported that the Com­ mittee have agreed to the amendments made by the House of Representatives to the amendments made by the Senate, and have not insisted upon amendments Nos. 46, 49, 67, 69, and 110, to which the House of Representatives has disagreed, but have insisted on amendment No. 101, and have not insisted on amendment No. 113, except as to the following words in sub-clause (2):—

“ and if called as a. witness for the prosecution shall be liable to cross-examination as a witness adverse to the prosecution.” Whereupon the Senate adopted such Report.

9. M essage from the H ouse of R epresentatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read :— M r. P resident, Message No. 22.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill fo r an Act relating to the Postal and Telegraphic Services of the Commonwealth,” 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, 26th September, 1901.

Ordered—That the Message and amendments be printed and taken into consideration in Committee of the whole on Wednesday next.

10. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, That Order of the Day No. 2 be postponed until after the consideration of Orders of the Day Nos. 3 and 4.

11. D istillation B ill.—On the Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Distillation Bill as reported. Report adopted. Ordered—That the Bill be read a third time on Wednesday next.

12. B eer E xcise B ill.—On the Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Beer Excise Bill as reported a third time. Report adopted. Ordered—That the Bill be read a third time on Wednesday next.

13. A djournment.— The Senate adjourned at ten p.m. till to-morrow at half-past ten a.m.

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

Έ. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk oj the Parliaments.

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