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SJ No 3 - 11 March 1958

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No. 3.

TUESDAY, 1 1t h MARCH, 1958.

1. M eeting of Senate.—The Senate met at three p.m., pursuant to adjournment.—The President (Senator the Honorable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.


3. Q uestions.—Questions on notice were answered.

4. Commonwealth H andling Equipment Pool—D isposal of A ssets—Ministerial Statement.—The Minister for Shipping and Transport (Senator Paltridge), by leave, made a statement relating to arrangements made for the disposal of assets of the Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool.

5. Papers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Defence Transition (Residual Provisions) Act—National Security (Industrial Property) Regulations—Orders—Inventions and designs (13). Lands Acquisition Act—Land acquired for postal purposes— ' Bourke, New South Wales.

Yarramolong, New South Wales. '

Meat Export Control Act—Twenty-second Annual Report of the Australian Meat Board, for year 1956-57. Papua and New Guinea Act—Ordinances—1957— No. 64—Superannuation (Papua and New Guinea) (No. 3).

No. 65—Land (Papua). No. 66—Land (New Guinea). No. 67—Corrective Institutions. No. 68—Police Offences (Papua).

No. 69—Police Offences (New Guinea). No. 70—Mining (Papua) (No. 2). No. 71—Mining (New Guinea) (No. 2). No. 72—Miners’ Homestead Leases Ordinance (New Guinea) Repeal. No. 73—Special Fire Brigades. No. 74—Fire Brigades. Public Service Arbitration Act—Determinations by the Arbitrator—1958—

No. 4—Commonwealth Storemen and Packers’ Union of Australia. No. 5—Postal Overseers’ Union of Australia. No. 6—Amalgamated Engineering Union and Others. No. 7—Federated Public Service Assistants’ Association. Nos. 8 and 9—Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen. No. 10—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 11—Australian Broadcasting Commission Staff Association. Seat of Government (Administration) Act—Ordinance—1958—No. 3—Fluoroscopes.

6. G overnor-G eneral’s Opening Speech—Address-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— Wc, 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. Senator Hendrickson addressing the Chair—

And it being 10.30 p.m.

7. A djournment.—The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at half-past ten p.m. till tomorrow at three p.m.

8. Attendance.—Present, all the Members.

R. H. C. LOOF. Clerk o f the Senate.

F. 1498/J8.

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