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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 19.

TUESDAY, 13th 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. R e-establishment and E mployment Bill 1958.—Governor-General’s Message.—The following Message from His Excellency the Governor-General was presented, and the same was read by the President— W. J. SLIM, . Governor-General. Message No. 4.

A Proposed Law intituled “ Re-establishment and Employment Act 1958 ” as filially passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth, having been presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent, His Excellency has, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, assented to the said Law. ·

Government House, . Canberra, 6th May, 1958. '

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

5. P apers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Coal Industry Act—Tenth Annual Report of the Joint Coal Board, and Auditor-General’s report on accounts, for year 1956-57. Lands Acquisition Act—Land acquired for—

Postal purposes— Heme Hill, Western Australia. Proston, Queensland. Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority purposes—Adaminaby, New South Wales. Navigation Act—Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations—Determination dated 7th May,

1958.

Public Service Act—Appointments—Department— Postmaster-General’s—D. L. Dunn. Supply—Z. R. Jeffrey, A. F. Nicholson.

6. Postponement.—Ordered—That Order of the Day No. 1, Government Business, be postponed until after the consideration of Order of the Day No. 2.

7. T ariff Board 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. '

Bill read a second time. .

Senator Wright moved— (a) That the Bill be referred, for consideration and report, to a Select Committee consisting of Senators to be appointed in a subsequent resolution; . (h) .That such Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, and to move from , . place to place; .

(c) That the Committee report to the Senate on or before 30th September, 1958. Debate ensued. .............. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Question—put.

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The Senate divided—

Senator— Amour. Ashley. Benn. Brown. Cameron. Cole. Courtice. Critchley. Harris. McKenna.

NichoUs.

Ayes, 19. Senator— O’Byrne. Poke.

Ryan. Tangney. Toohey. Willesee. Wright.

Teller:

Senator O’Flaherty.

Noes, 28.

Senator— Anderson. Buttfield. Cooper. Gorton. Hannaford. Hannan. Henty. Kendall.

Laught. McCallum. McMullin, Sir Alister.

Maher. Marriott. Mattner. O’Sullivan.

Senator— Paltridge. Pearson. Reid.

Robertson. Scott. Spooner. Vincent. Wade. Wardlaw. Wedgwood. Wood. Wordsworth.

Teller:

Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin.

And so it was negatived. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the'Committee.

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to. Clause 3 debated and agreed to. Clauses 4 and 5 agreed to. Clause 6 debated—

Question—That the clause stand as printed—put. The Committee divided— Ayes, 28. Noes, 17.

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Anderson. Paltridge. Amour. Poke.

Buttfield. Pearson. Armstrong. Ryan.

Cooper. Reid. Ashley. Tangney.

Gorton. Robertson. Benn. Toohey.

Hannaford. Scott. Brown. Willesee.

Hannan. Spooner. Cameron. Wright.

Henty. Vincent. Courtice.

Kendall. Wade. Critchley. Teller:

Laught. Wardlaw. McKenna.

McCallum. Wedgwood. Nicholls. Senator O’Flaherty.

McMullin, Sir Wood.

Alister. Wordsworth.

Maher. Marriott. Teller:

Mattner. . Senator Dame Annabelle

O’Sullivan. Rankin.

Clause 6 agreed to accordingly. Clauses 7 to 10 agreed to. Clause 11 read— Senator Wright moved an amendment, viz.—Lines 44 and 45, leave out all words after “ within ”, insert

“ seven days if the Parliament is then sitting and, if the Parliament is not then sitting, then within seven days of.the next meeting of the Parliament ” . , : .■■··;.................

Debate ensued. :

Question—That the words proposed to be left out be left out—put. ’

The Committee divided— Ayes, 19.

Senator— Senator—

Amour. Poke.

Armstrong. Ryan.

Ashley. Tangney.

Benn. Toohey.

Brown. Willesee.

Cameron. Wood.

Courtice. Wright.

Critchley. McKenna. Teller:

Marriott. Nicholls. Senator O’Flaherty.

Amendment negatived accordingly,

Noes, 26.

Senator— Senator—

Anderson. Paltridge.

Buttfield. Pearson.

Cooper. Reid.

Gorton. Robertson.

Hannaford. Scott.

Hannan. Spooner.

Henty. Vincent.

Kendall. Wade.

Laught. Wardlaw.

McCallum. Wedgwood.

McMullin, Sir Wordsworth.

Alister. Maher. Teller:

Mattner. Senator Dame Annabelle

O’Sullivan. Rankin,

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Clause 11 agreed to. Clause 12 read— Senator Wright moved an amendment, viz.—Lines 4 to 6, leave out proposed sub-section (2.). Amendment negatived. Clause 12 agreed to. ·

Clauses 13 and 14 agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill 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 Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

8. States G rants (U niversities) Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read;— M r. President, Message No. 48.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to make provision for the grant o f Financial Assistance to the States in connexion with Universities, and for other purposes ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 9th 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 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.

9. Cotton Bounty Bill 1958.—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. 49.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Cotton Bounty Act 1951-1957 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 13th May, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty), 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 Henty the Bill was read a first time. Senator Henty 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.

10. Beer Excise Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— M r. President, Message No. 50.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Beer Excise Act 1901-1957 ’, and for other purposes ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 13th May, 1958. '

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty), 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 Henty the Bill was read a first time. Senator Henty 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.

11. W estern Australia G rant (N orthern D evelopment) 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. Senator Scott addressing the Chair—

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12. Adjournment.—The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. .

Debate ensued. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at a quarter to eleven p.m. till to-morrow at three p.m. '

13. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Arnold, Aylett, Byrne, Cooke, Fraser (on leave), Grant, Hendrickson, Kennelly, McManus, Sandford, Seward (on leave) and Sheehan.

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

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