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SJ No 2 - 27 February 1958



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 2.

THURSDAY, 27th FEBRUARY, 1958.

1. M eeting of Senate.—The Senate met at half-past eleven a.m.—The President (Senator the Honorable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.

2. PRAYERS.

3. T emporary Chairmen of Committees.—The President read and laid on the Table his Warrant nominating a Panel of Temporary Chairmen of Committees, as follows:— Pursuant to Standing Order 28a, I hereby nominate— Senator Anderson

Senator Hendrickson Senator Nicholls Senator O’Byrne Senator Pearson

Senator Wood

a panel to act as Temporary Chairmen of Committees when requested so to do by the Chairman of Committees or when the Chairman of Committees is absent.

Given under my hand this twenty-fifth day of February, 1958. A. M. M cMullin, President.

4. President: T emporary Relief from C hair.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved, by leave—That, during the unavoidable absence of the Deputy- President, the President be authorized to call upon any one of the Temporary Chairmen of Committees to relieve him temporarily in the Chair, without any formal communication to the Senate. Question—put and passed.

5. Papers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Customs Act and Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 9, 11. Lands Acquisition Act—Land acquired for Postal purposes at Windorah, Queensland. Northern Territory (Administration) Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 12.

Papua and New Guinea Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 10. Public Service Act—Appointment—Department of National Development—B. K. Epps.

6. D ays of M eeting.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That the days of meeting of the Senate, unless otherwise ordered, be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week; and that the hour of meeting, unless otherwise ordered, be Three o’clock in the afternoon of Tuesday and Wednesday, and Eleven o’clock in the forenoon of Thursday. .

Question—put and passed.

7. G overnment and G eneral Business: Precedence.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That on all sitting days of the Senate during the present Session, unless otherwise ordered, Government Business shall take precedence of all other business on the Notice Paper, except Questions and Formal Motions, and except that General Business take precedence of Government Business on Thursdays, after eight p.m.; and that, unless

otherwise ordered, General Orders of the Day take precedence of General Notices of Motion on alternate Thursdays. Question—put and passed.

8. Suspension of Sittings.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That, during the present Session, unless otherwise ordered, the sittings of the Senate, or of a Committee of the Whole Senate, be suspended from 12.45 p.m. until 2.15 p.m., and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Question—put and passed.

F. 1073/35.

to No. 2.— 21th February, 1958.

9. Adjournment of Senate—The Vice-President o f the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That, during the present Session, unless otherwise ordered, at 10.30 p.m. on days upon which proceedings of the Senate are not being broadcast, and at 11 p.m. on days when such proceedings are being broadcast, the President shall put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn—which Question shall be open to debate; if the Senate be in Committee at that hour, the Chairman shall in like manner put the Question—That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate; and upon such report being made the President shall forthwith put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn—which Question shall be open to debate; Provided that if the Senate or the Committee be in Division at the time named, the President or the Chairman shall not put the Question referred to until the result of such Division has been declared; and if the Business under discussion shall not have been disposed of at such adjournment it shall appear on the Notice Paper for the next sitting day. Question—put and passed.

10. G overnor-G eneral’s O pening Speech—A ddress-in-R eply.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion (by Senator Kendall), viz.—That the following Address-in-Reply be agreed to:— To His Excellency the Governor-General.

M ay it please Your E xcellency— '

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the Speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament. Debate resumed. '

Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Benn have leaveĀ· to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

11. N ext M eeting of the Senate.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved—That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn till Tuesday, 11th March, at three p.m., unless sooner called together by the President by telegram or letter. Question—put and passed.

12. Adjournment.—The Senate adjourned at one minute past one p.m. till Tuesday, 11th March, at three p.m., unless sooner called together by the President by telegram or letter.

13. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Arnold, Aylett, Courtice, Fraser, Harris and Poke.

R. H. C. LOOP, Clerk o f the Senate.

By Authority: A. J. Arthur, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.