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SJ No 17 - 07 May 1958



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE

No. 17.

WEDNESDAY, 7th MAY, 1958.

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

2. PRAYERS.

3. Petition.—Senator Cole presented a Petition, signed by 493 residents of the district known as Newnham, Treherne and Mayfield, near Launceston, Tasmania, praying that Parliament will take action to ensure that a full official Post Office is granted to the district. Petition received and read.

4. Questions.—Questions on notice were answered.

5. Paper.—The following Paper was presented, pursuant to S ta tu te -Public Service Act—Appointment—Department of Territories—J. R. Edwards.

6. Broadcasting and Television Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— Mr. President, Message No. 34.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Broadcasting and Television Act 1942-1956’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 23rd April, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Repatriation (Senator Cooper), 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 Cooper the Bill was read a first time. Senator Cooper moved—That the’Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Bonn the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

7. Overseas T elecommunications Bill 1958.ยท—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. 38.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the * Overseas Telecommunications Act 1946-1952 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 6th May, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Repatriation (Senator Cooper), 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 Cooper the Bill was read a first time. Senator Cooper 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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5. !5nowy Mountains H ydro-electric Power 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. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Buttfield have leave

to continue her speech on the resumption of the debate.

9. Suspension of Standing Order No. 68.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney- General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved—That Standing Order No. 68 be suspended for this sitting to enable new Business to be commenced after half-past ten o’clock at night. Question—put and passed, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Senators,

and no dissentient voice.

10. J udges’ Pensions Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— Mr. President, Message No. 41.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Judges' Pensions Act 1948-56 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 7th May, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan), 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 O’Sullivan the Bill was read a first time.

Senator O’Sullivan 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.

11. Bills of Exchange Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— Mr. President, Message No. 39.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend section ninety-eight o f the ‘ Bills o f Exchange Act 1909-1936 ’ ” , and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 7th May, 1958.

12. Bankruptcy Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— Mr. President, Message No. 40.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Bankruptcy Act 1924-1955 ’, and for other purposes ” , and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 7th May, 1958.

13. Adjournment.—The Vice-President of (he Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O ’Sullivan) moved—That the Senate do now adjourn. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. The Senate adjourned at eleven minutes past eleven p.m. till to-morrow at eleven a.m. .

14. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Fraser (on leave), Grant, Hendrickson, Kennelly, Sandford, Seward (on leave) and Sheehan.

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