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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 64.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, 1 0 t h OCTOBER, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P etition.—Senator Charleston presented a Petition (No. 27) from the President andjSecretary of the South Australia Conference of the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Church, praying the Senate to reject the Matrimonial Causes Bill. Petition received and read.

4. P etition.—Senator Major Gould presented a Petition (No. 28) from the Most Reverend the Arch­ bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, on behalf of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney, praying the Senate to refuse its assent to the Matrimonial Causes Bill. Petition received and read.

5. P ost and T elegraph B ill.— The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of Message No. 22 and the amendments of the House of Representatives in the Post and Telegraph Bill. In the Committee, Resolved— That amendment No. 14 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 15 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. The Postmaster-General moved, That amendment No. 16 of the House of Representatives be agreed

to.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn. Senator Sir John Downer moved an amendment, viz., to leave out “ seditious.” Question—That the word*proposed to be left out stand part of the question—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 11.

Senator Barrett Dawson De Largie Drake Higgs Keating McGregor O’Connor

Pearce Styles.

Teller.

. Senator O’Keefe.

Noes, 14.

Senator Best Charleston Clemons Dobson Sir J. W. Downer Ferguson Fraser Major Gould Macfarlane

Playford Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T.'Sargood Sir J. H. Symon Walker.

Teller.

Senator Milieu.

The Postmaster-General moved, That amendment No. 16 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. Question—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 14.

Senator Barrett Charleston Dawson De Largie

Sir J. W. Downer Drake McGregor

O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce Playford Smith Styles.

Id ler.

Noes, 11.

Senator Best Clemons Dobson Ferguson Fraser Major Gould Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood

Sir J. H. Symon Walker.

Teller.

Senator Milieu.

That amendment No. 17 of the House of That amendment No. 18 of the House of That amendment No. 19 of the House of That amendment No. 20 of the House of That amendment No. 21 of the House of That amendment No. 22 of the House of That amendment No. 23 of the House of That amendment No. 24 of the House of That amendment No. 25 of the House of That amendment No. 26 of the House of That amendment No. 27 of the House of That amendment No. 28 of the House of That amendment No. 29 of the House of That amendment No. 30 of the House of That amendment No. 31 of the House of That amendment No. 32 of the House of That amendment No. 33 of the House of That amendment No. 34 of the House of That amendment No. 35 of the House of That amendment No. 36 of the House of That amendment No. 37 of the House of

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Representatives be agreed to. Representatives be agreed to. Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. Representatives, as amended, be agreed to.

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Representatives be agreed to.

That the consideration of amendment No. 50 of the House of Representatives be postponed. That amendment No. 51 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 52 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 53 of the House of Representatives be agreed to.

That amendment No. 54 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 55 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 56 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 57 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. The Postmaster-General moved, That amendment No. 58 of the House of Representatives be dis­

agreed to. Question—put.

Committee divided.

Ayes, 17.

Senator Barrett Best Charleston Dawson De Largie Dobson Sjr J. W. Downer Drake Glassey

Higgs Keating McGregor O’Connor Pearce

Playford Smith

Teller.

Senator O’Keefe.

That amendment No. 59 of the House of Representatives he disagreed to. That amendment No. GO of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. G1 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 62 of the House of Representatives be disagreed to. That amendment No. G3 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. G4 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 65 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. G6 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. That amendment No. G7 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 68 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 69 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to.

That amendment No. 70 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 71 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. That amendment No. 72 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 73 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 74 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That the consideration of amendment No. 75 of the House of Representatives be postponed. That amendment No. 76 of the House, of Representatives be agreed to.

That amendment No. 77 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 78 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 79 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 80 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 81 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 82 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 83 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 84 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 85 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 86 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 87 of the House of Representatives be disagreed to. That amendment No. 88 of the House of Representatives be disagreed to. That amendment No. 89 of the House of Representatives be disagreed to. That amendment No. 90 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 91 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 92 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 93 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 94 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 95 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 96 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 97 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 98 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 99 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 100 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 101 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 102 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 103 of the House of Representatives be agreed to. That amendment No. 104 of the House of Representatives be agreed to.

6. Suspension of Committee.— At twenty-five minutes past six p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended until half-past seven p.m.

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

Noes, 6.

Senator Fraser Macfarlane Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Walker.

Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Senator Clemons.

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8. P ost and T elegraph B ill. - In the Committee, Resolved— That amendment No. 2 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. That amendment No. 50 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. That amendment No. 75 of the House of Representatives, as amended, be agreed to. Resolution to be reported. The President resumed the Chair ; and Senator Best, from the Committee, reported that the

Committee had agreed to amendments Nos. 1, 3 to 5, 7, 9 to 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21 to 49, 51 to 57, CO, 61, 63 to 65, 67, 68, 70, 72 to 74, 76 to 86, 90 to 104, had agreed to amendments Nos. 2, 8, 13, 16, 19, 20, 50, 66, 69, 71, 75 with amendments, and had disagreed to amendments Nos. 6, 58, 59, 62, and 87 to 89 of the House of Representatives in the Post and Telegraph Bill. Whereupon the Senate adopted such Report. Ordered—That a Committee, consisting of Senator Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood, Senator O’Keefe,

and the Postmaster-General, be appointed to prepare and bring up reasons for disagreeing to amendments Nos. 6, 58, 59, 62, 87 to 89 of the House of Representatives.

9. P ublic Service B ill.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee for the further consideration of the Public Service Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 5 further considered. Senator Pearce’s amendment, viz., in page 3, lines 4 and 5, to leave out “ during the pleasure of the Governor,” further considered. Question—That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put and negatived. Senator Higgs moved an amendment, viz :·—in page 3, line 8, after “ Commissioner ” to insert “ shall

hold office during good behaviour, and shall not be removed except by the Governor-General in Council on an address from both Houses of the Parliament in the same session praying for such removal on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.” To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the C hair; and Senator Best, from the Committee, reported that the Com­

mittee had further 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 twenty-seven minutes past nine p.m. till to-morrow a t half-past ten a.m.

11. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Ewing, Harney, Matheson (on leave), Lieut.-Col. Neild, Pulsford, and Stewart.

C. B. B O Y D E LL ,

For Clerk o f the Parliaments.

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