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SJ No 79 - 29 November 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

No. 79.

JO U R N A LS OF T H E SEN A TE.

FRIDAY, 29th NOVEMBER, 1901.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. P etition.— Senator^ Barrett presented a Petition (No. 41) from twenty-nine European divers, praying the Senate to take up the cause of the European divers and protect them from the competition of coloured divers in the northern waters of Australia. Petition received and read.

4. P aper.— The President laid on the Table the following Paper, viz.:—

Return to Order of the Senate of 28th November :— Correspondence between Mr. Philp, Premier of Queensland, and the President of the Senate.

5. P acific I sland L abourers B ill.— The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Pacific Island Labourers Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 2 read.

Senator Walker moved an amendment, viz., to add a new sub-clause (d) :— “ Persons who have resided continuously in Queensland for a period of not less than five years before the first day of September, 1901.” Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put.

Committee divided. Ayes, 10. Noes, 15

Senator Sir R. C. Baker Senator Best

Dobson Charleston

Ferguson De Largie

Fraser Drake

Major Gould Glassey

Macfarlane Higgs

Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Keating

Sir J. H. Symon McGregor

Sir W. A. Zeal. O’Keefe

Pearce

Teller. Playford

Senator Walker. Smith

Stewart Styles.

Teller.

Senator Barrett.

Clause 2 agreed to. Clause 3 read. Senator Ferguson moved an amendment, viz., after “ Australia,” in line 1, to insert “ except that part of the State of Queensland north of the Tropic of Capricorn.”

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6. Suspension of Committee.—A t fifty-five minutes past twelve p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended until two p.m.

7. R esumption of Committee.— At two p.m. the sitting of the Committee was resumed.

8. P acific I sland L abourers B ill.— Clause 3 further considered. Amendment again proposed. To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the Chair ; and Senator Best, from the Committee, reported that the

Committee had considered the Bill and made progress, and asked leave to sit again. Ordered—That the Committee have leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

9. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at one minute past four p.m. till Wednesday, 4th December, at half-past two p.m.

10. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson, Sir J. W. Downer, Ewing (on leave), Harney, Matheson, Millen, Lieut.-Col. Neild, and O’Connor.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

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