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SJ No 5 - 13 March 1958



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 5.

THURSDAY, 13th MARCH, 1958.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. F oreign A ffairs—Joint Committee.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. P resident, Message No. 4.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate the followjng Resolution which was agreed to by the House of Representatives this day:— (1) That Mr. Downer, Mr. Drummond, Mr. Joske, Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes, Mr. Lucock, Mr. Mackinnon, Mr. Timson and Mr. Wentworth be members of the Joint Committee

on Foreign Affairs. (2) That, until such time as the five remaining vacancies for Members of the House of Representatives on this Committee are filled by Members of the Opposition, Mr. Chaney, Mr. Failes, Mr. Turner, Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Wight be members of the

Committee.

. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 12th March, 1958.

4. Committee of D isputed R eturns and Q ualifications.—The President read and laid on the Table his Warrant appointing a Committee of Disputed Returns and Qualifications, as follows:— Pursuant to Standing Order No. 38, I hereby appoint the following Senators to be “ The Committee of Disputed Returns and Qualifications” :—

Senator K. M. Anderson Senator D. C. Hannaford . Senator A. Hendrickson Senator P. J. Kennelly

Senator T. M. Nicholls Senator A. R. Robertson Senator R. H. Wordsworth.

Given under my hand this thirteenth day of March, 1958. A. M. M c M ullin, President.

5. Paper.—The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute— National Fitness Act—Report for 1956.

6. Atomic E nergy Bill 1958.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Atomic Energy Act 1953. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Spooner read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders.—Senator Spooner, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much

of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay. "

Question—put and passed. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator McKenna the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

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7. Service and E xecution of P rocess Bill 1958.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), in the absence and at the request of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Service and Execution o f Process Act 1901-1953. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Spooner read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders.—Senator Spooner, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much

of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay. Question—put and passed. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator McKenna the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

8. R e-establishment and E mployment Bill 1958.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), in the absence and at the request of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Re-establishment and Employment Act 1945-1957, and for other purposes. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Spooner read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders.—Senator Spooner, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much

of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay. Question—put and passed. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator McKenna the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

9. 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. Question—put and passed.

Ordered—That the Address-in-Reply be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General by the President and such Senators as may desire to accompany him. The President informed the Senate that he had ascertained that His Excellency the Governor-General would be pleased to receive the Address-in-Reply at Government House at half-past ten a.m. to-morrow.

He invited Senators to accompany him on the occasion.

10. N ext M eeting or the Senate.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved—That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn till Wednesday next at three p.m: Question—put and passed. .

11. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at twenty-five minutes to six p.m. till Wednesday next at three p.m.

12. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senator Paltridge.

R. H. C. LOOP, Clerk of the Senate.

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