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SJ No 77 - 27 November 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

[No. 77.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE,

WEDNESDAY, 27th NOVEMBER, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. T elegraphic. C ommunication : T asmania and Bass’ Straits.—Senator Clemons, pursuant to notice, asked the Postmaster-General if lie intends to take steps to prevent^ pi ivate persons from establishing telegraphic communication between Tasmania and the islands of Bass’ Straits by a system of wireless telegraphy.

The Postmaster-General replied— The Postmaster-General proposes to take steps, if necessary, to prevent unauthorized private persons from establishing telegraphic communication between Tasmania and the islands of Bass’ Straits by a system of wireless telegraphy.

4. P acific I sland L abourers B ill.—On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question—That the Pacific Island Labourers Bill be now read a second time, Debate resumed. Ordered—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as will enable Senator Fraser to con­

tinue his speech, he having been absent when the debate was resumed this day. Debate continued.

5. Suspension of Sitting.—A t twenty-eight minutes past six p.m. the sitting of the Senate was sus­ pended until a quarter to eight p.m.

G. R esumption of Sitting.—A t a quarter to eight p.m. the sitting of the Senate was resumed.

7. P acific I sland L abourers B ill.—Debate, interrupted by the suspension of the sitting, resumed. On the motion of Senator Macfarlane, the debate was adjourned until to-morrow.

8. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at twenty-two minutes past ten p.m. till to-morrow at half­ past two p.m.

9. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members, except Senators Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson, Ewing (on leave), Matheson, Milieu, Lieut.-Col. Neild, and O’Connor.

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

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