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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

. No. 7.

THURSDAY, 20th 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. C hanges in M inistry and A dministrative A rrangements.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), by leave, informed the Senate of the resignation of Mr. Townley from the office of Minister for Immigration and announced that Mr. Downer would be swom-in as Minister for Immigration. Senator Spooner added that Mr. Townley would continue as Minister for Supply and

Minister for Defence Production until those departments were amalgamated, when he would administer the new joint departments

4. Papers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— . Public Service Act—Appointments—Department— Immigration—E. W. Waterman. National Development—A. Turpie.

Primary Industry—J. G. Morrison. Services Trust Fund Act—Annual Report of the Trustees of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund, for year 1956-57.

5. R eserve Bank Bill 1957.—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. 5.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act relating to the Reserve Bank o f Australia, and for other purposes ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay.

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

6. Commonwealth Banks Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, . Message No. 6.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth Banking Corporation and to make provision for the conduct o f the business o f the Commonwealth Trading Bank o f Australia, the Commonwealth Savings Bank o f Australia and the Commonwealth Development Bank o f Australia ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time.

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. Banking Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message No. 7.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to regulate Banking, to make provision for the Protection o f the Currency and o f the Public Credit o f the Commonwealth, and for other purposes ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

- · J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. .

On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. 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. Banking (Transitional Provisions) Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message No. 8.

■..·â– · The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to enact certain Transitional Provisions consequential upon the enactment o f the * Reserve Bank Act 1957 ’, , ' · the ' Commonwealth Banks Act 1957 ’ and the ‘ Banking Act 1957 ’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence - of the'Senate. ; .

......... j. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. Qn the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time.

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. , A udit. Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House ^ ; of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message No. 9.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ' Audit Act 1901-1955 ’, as amended by the ‘ Salaries (Statutory Offices) Adjustment Act · 1957 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

• ' : ■ : Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. : v. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

10. C ommonwealth E mployees’ F urlough Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The " ' following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— ■ . ' , M r. President, Message No. 10.

.' The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to

amend the ‘ Commonwealth Employees' Furlough Act 1943-1953 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. " J. M cLeay,

' -House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

' - Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to • · 1 Contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. .

Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty 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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11. Crimes Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message N o. 11.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Crimes Act 1914-1955 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958. .

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. .

Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

12. G old-M ining Industry Assistance Bill (N o. 2) 1957.—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. 12.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill fo r an Act to amend the ‘ Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954-1956’, as amended by the ‘ Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1957 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

. Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the . Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

13. Income T ax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Bill (N o. 2) 1957.— Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message N o. 13.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the 1 Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Act 1936-1956 ’, as amended by the ''Salaries (Statutory Offices) Adjustment Act 1957 ’ and by the ‘ Income Tax and Social .Services Contribution Assessment Act 1957’, and for purposes connected therewith”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting, . . .

14. : N ational D ebt Sinking F und Bill 1957.—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. 14.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ National Debt Sinking Fund Act 1923-1950 ’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay, ' House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. .

On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. . Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of s ittin g ,..........

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15. N orthern T erritory (Lessees’ Loans G uarantee) Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— . M r. President, Message No. 15.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Northern Territory (Lessees' Loans Guarantee) Act 1954 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. . · J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

16. Officers’ R ights D eclaration Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message N o. 16.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Officers' Rights Declaration Act 1928-1953 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

17. R e-establishment and Employment Bill 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message N o. 17.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the 1 Re-estahlishment and Employment Act 1945-1956 ’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. ' Question—put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

18. Sales T ax (Exemptions and Classifications) Bill (N o. 2) 1957.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message No. 18.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1935-1956 ’, as amended bv the ' Sales Tax {Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1957 ’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 19th March, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Spooner the Bill was read a first time. >

Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Flaherty 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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19. Suspension of Standing Orders—Bills relating to Banking.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner) moved, by leave—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bills relating to Banking, viz., Reserve Bank Bill 1957, Commonwealth Banks Bill 1957, Banking Bill 1957, Banking (Transitional Provisions) Bill 1957, Audit Bill 1957, Commonwealth Employees’ Furlough Bill 1957, Crimes Bill 1957, Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Bill (No. 2) 1957, Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Bill (No. 2) 1957, National Debt Sinking Fund Bill 1957, Northern Territory (Lessees’ Loans Guarantee) Bill 1957, Officers’ Rights Declaration Bill 1957, Re-establishment and Employment Bill 1957, and Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Bill (No. 2) 1957, being debated simultaneously on the motion for the Second Reading of one of them. Question—put and passed.

20. Atomic E nergy Bill 1958.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee.

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to. B E to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner) the BE was recommitted.

In the Committee.

BE reconsidered— Clauses 1 to 3 agreed to. Clause 4 debated and agreed to. Clauses 5 and 6 agreed to. Clause 7 debated and agreed to. Clause 8 debated and agreed to. Clause 9 agreed to. Title agreed to. BE to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Pearson) reported accordingly. On the motion of Senator Spooner the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

21. Service and E xecution of Process Bill 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That the Bill be now read a second time. Debate resumed. Question—put and passed. BE read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee.

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to, after debate. Bill to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Pearson) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the BE read a third time.

22. Papers.—The following Papers were presented, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General— Tariff Board Reports— Automotive industry. Metal working shaping machines.

Plywood. Textile dyeing, bleaching and finishing.

23. Adjournment.—The Senate adjourned at five minutes to five p.m. till Tuesday next at three p.m.

24. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senator O’SuEvan. t

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

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