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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 22.

TUESDAY, 5th AUGUST, 1958.

1. Meeting of the Senate.—The Senate met at three p.m., in accordance with the terms of the Resolution of the Senate passed on the 15th May, 1958. The President (Senator the Honorable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.

2. PRAYERS.

3. D eath of Senator the H onorable W. P. A shley and of Senator the Honorable H. S. Seward.— The President stated that it was with deep regret he had to announce to the Senate the death, on 27th June, 1958, of Senator the Honorable William Patrick Ashley, and on 23rd July, 1958, of Senator the Honorable Harrie Stephen Seward. On behalf of honorable Senators he had conveyed expressions of sympathy to the widows of the deceased Senators, pending the more formal resolutions of the Senate.

4. Vacancies in the R epresentation of N ew South Wales and of Western A ustralia.—The President informed the Senate that, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution, he had notified the Governor of the State of New South Wales and the Governor of the State of Western Australia, respectively, of the vacancies in the representation of those States caused by the death of Senator Ashley and of

Senator Seward. He had received, through His Excellency the Governor-General, from the Governor of the State of New South Wales, a certificate of the appointment of James Patrick Ormonde to fill the vacancy in the representation of New South Wales. The Certificate was laid on the Table, and read by the Clerk, as follows:— -

Government House, Sydney, 30th July, 1958.

Sir,

1 have the honor, pursuant to Section 15 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, to certify to Your Excellency that James Patrick Ormonde, Esquire, was, with the advice of the Executive Council, appointed by me on the 30th July, 1958, to hold the place in the Senate of the Commonwealth rendered vacant by the death of Senator the Honorable William Patrick Ashley, until the expiration of fourteen days after the beginning of the next session of the Parliament of the State of New South Wales, or until the election of a successor, whichever first happens.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

.. Your Excellency’s most obedient servant,

....... E. W. W oodward,

Governor.

His Excellency The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Government House, Canberra, A.C.T. .

New Senator Sworn.—James Patrick Ormonde, Senator for the State of New South Wales, was then introduced, and made and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance at the Table, pursuant to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.

5. D eath of Senator the H onorable W. P. Ashley.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved, by leave—That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death of Senator the Honorable William Patrick Ashley, former Commonwealth Minister, who was at the time of his death Senator for the State of New South Wales, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service, and tenders its sincere sympathy to his widow and daughter in their bereavement. And the motion having been seconded by the Leader of the Opposition (Senator McKenna), and supported

by the Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner) and Senators Cole, Reid and Byrne— And all Senators present having risen, in silence— Question—passed.

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6. D eath of Senator the H onorable H arrie Stephen Seward.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved, by leave—That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death of Senator the Honorable Harrie Stephen Seward, Senator for the State of Western Australia, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service, and tenders its sincere sympathy to his widow in her bereavement. And the motion having been seconded by the Leader of the Opposition (Senator McKenna), and supported

by Senators Cole, Robertson, Vincent, Byrne and Wood— And all Senators present having risen, in silence— Question—passed.

7. Suspension of Sitting as M ark of R espect.—As a mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator the Honorable W. P. Ashley and the late Senator the Honorable H. S. Seward, the sitting of the Senate was suspended until eight o’clock p.m.

The Senate having resumed—

8. N avigation 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. 56.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Navigation Act 1912-1956 ’, 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, 16th May, 1958, a.m.

9. G overnor-G eneral’s M essages—Assent to Bills.—The following Messages from His Excellency the Governor-General were presented, and the same were read by the President:— W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 7.

Proposed Laws intituled:— “ Public Service Act 1958 ” “ Commonwealth Employees’ Furlough Act 1958 ” as finally 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 Laws.

Government House, Canberra, 14th May, 1958.

W. J. JSLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 8.

A Proposed Law intituled “ Bankruptcy Act 1958 ” as finally 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, 14th May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, 'Governor-General. Message No. 9.

"A Proposed.Law intituled “ Tariff Board Act 1958 ” as finally 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, 21st May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 10.

Proposed Laws intituled:— “ Customs TariffΛ958 ” “ Customs Tariff (Canadian Preference) 1958 ” “ Customs Tariff (New Zealand Preference) 1958 ” “ Customs Tariff (Federation o f Rhodesia and Nyasaland Preference) 1958 ” “ Excise Tariff 1958 ” as finally 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 Laws.

Government House, Canberra, 21st May, 1958.

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W. J. SLIM, Governor-Genera/. Message No. 11.

Proposed Laws intituled:— “ Customs Tariff (No. 2) 1958 ” “ Customs Tariff (Primage Duties) 1958 ” “ Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1958 ” as finally 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 Laws.

Government House, Canberra, 21st May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 12.

Proposed Laws intituled:— “ Beer Excise Act 1958 ” “ Cotton Bounty Act 1958 " “ Income Tax (International Agreements) Act 1958 ”

“ Overseas Telecommunications Act 1958 ” “ States Grants (Universities) Act 1958 ” “ Western Australia Grant (Northern Development) A d 1958 ” “ Wheat Acquisition (Undistributed Moneys) Act 1958 "

“ Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1958 ” as finally 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 Laws.

Government House, Canberra, 21st May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 13.

A Proposed Law intituled “ Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1958 ” as finally 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, 21st May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 14.

Proposed Laws intituled:— “ Appropriation Act (No. 2) 1957-58 ” “ Appropriation (Works and Services) Act (No. 2) 1957-58 ” '

“ Supply Act 1958— 59 ” “ Supply (Works and Services) Act 1958-59 ” as finally 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 Laws.

Government House, Canberra, 21st May, 1958.

W. J. SLIM, Governor-General. Message No. 15.

A Proposed Law intituled “ Navigation Act 1958 ” as finally 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, 27th May, 1958.

10. P apers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to S ta tu te - Beer Excise Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 49. Commonwealth Bank Act—Appointment—W. J. Hill. Commonwealth Employees’ Compensation Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 40. Customs Tariff—

Customs (British Preferential Tariff)—Orders Nos. 1, 2, 3. Customs (Intermediate Tariff)—Orders Nos. 1,2, 3. Customs Tariff (Primage Duties)—Order No. 1.

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Defence Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 31, 32, 38. Diesel Fuel Taxation (Administration) Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 4l. Diplomatic Immunities Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 33. Egg Export Charges Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 43. Explosives Act—Explosives Regulations—Orders directing the berthing of a vessel (2). Flax Fibre Bounty Act—Return for year ended 31st October, 1957. Immigration Act—Return for 1957. Lands Acquisition Act—Land, &c., acquired for—

Civil Aviation purposes— Grafton, New South Wales. Padstow, New South Wales. Department of the Interior purposes—Devonport, Tasmania. Postal purposes—

Allambee, Victoria. Bothwell, Tasmania. Elimbah, Queensland. Fig Tree Pocket, (Brisbane), Queensland. Griffith, New South Wales. Kettering, Tasmania.

Lameroo, South Australia. Loxton, South Australia. Mount Douglas, New South Wales. New Norfolk, Tasmania. Pompoota, South Australia. Scottsdale, Tasmania. Seymour, Victoria. Taranna, Tasmania. Toronto, New South Wales.

Warilla, New South Wales. Winkie, South Australia. Woodbridge, Tasmania. Woodford Island, New South Wales. Yanco, New South Wales. Young Town, Tasmania. Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority purposes—

Adaminaby, New South Wales. Cooma, New South Wales.

National Health Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 42. Naval Defence Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 45, 46. Northern Territory (Administration) Act—Ordinances—1958— No. 1—Supply of Services.

No. 2—Fisheries. No. 3—Motor Vehicles. No. 4—Brands. No. 5—Traffic. No. 7—Stamp. Papua and New Guinea Act—Ordinances—1958—

No. 4—Customs (Copra Export) Tariff. No. 5—Boy Scouts’ Association (Papua and New Guinea). No. 10—Mining (Papua). No. 11—Mining (New Guinea) Ordinance Amendment. No. 12—Mining (New Guinea).

No. 13—Native Employment Board 1957. No. 14—Housing Loans Ordinance Amendment. No. 15—Housing Loans. No. 16—Firearms. No. 17—Land (Papua). No. 18—Land (New Guinea). No. 19—Liquor (Natives). No. 20—Public Service. Post and Telegraph Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 50. Public Service Act—

Appointments—Department— Attorney-General’s—A. J. Alavdin, G. B. Gibbs, W. N. Holmes, C. W. Rose. Civil Aviation—B. D. Bond, C. O. Smith. Health—A. J. Ferguson, M. Goldberg, G. Speer. Labour and National Service—J. Kraus. National Development—R. W. L. King, D. M. McPhail, M. J. Morrison, K. A. Plumb,

K. A. Rochow, J. R. Wilkie. Postmaster-General’s—C. V. Armstrong, B. J. Ayres, G. S. Byass, D. B. Cliff, P. L. Eisler, A. B. Ellis, K. A. Endacott, Η. E. Flierl, K. R. Forsey, K. G. Howe, Μ. B. Lane, D. V. Ockley, S. Rose, A. Vesperman. Primary Industry—J. G. Bird, A. D. Ross. Shipping and Transport—R. R. F. Elliott, G. P. Horscroft, J. W. Lewin. Social Services—M. F. Kelley.

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Supply—N. R. Blick, P. J. Carter, P. E. deChazel, W. J. Ellis, A. E. Gascoigne, M. W. Jarvis, A. R. Lind, K. R. May, A. D. McEwan, T. J. McGilton, Η. E. L. A. D. St.A. Nicholson, B. Ralston, W. G. H. Schwietzke, A. B. Scoloro, L. M. Sheppard, K. Szczawinski, P. E. Turner, I. D. Vagg, G. S. Ward, P. B. Wellspring, H. R. Williams,

G. K. Wilson, A. M. Wylie. Treasury—J. A. Burton. Works—K. B. Gosbell, C. J. Lysaght, B. Parker, G. M. Rochford, D. H. Thorne, L. P. Williams. Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 37, 44. Public Service Arbitration Act—Determinations by the Arbitrator—

1957-No. 61—Musicians’ Union of Australia. No. 79—Commonwealth Foremen’s Association. 1958-

No. 17—Administrative and Clerical Officers’ Association, Commonwealth Public Service and others. No. 18—Administrative and Clerical Officers' Association, Commonwealth Public Service. No. 19—Federated Public Service Assistants’ Association. No, 20—Federated Clerks’ Union of Australia; and Commonwealth Temporary Clerks'

Association. No. 21—Professional Officers’ Association, Commonwealth Public Service. No. 22—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. Nos. 23, 24 and 25—Amalgamated Postal Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 26—Australian Workers’ Union; and Amalgamated Postal Workers’ Union of

Australia.

No. 27—Fourth Division Postmasters, Postal Clerks and Telegraphists’ Union ; and Federated Public Service Assistants’ Association. No. 28—Australian Third Division Telegraphists and Postal Clerks’ Union. No. 29—Fourth Division Postmasters, Postal Clerks and Telegraphists’ Union, No. 30—Australian Third Division Telegraphists and Postal Clerks’ Union. No. 31—Fourth Division Postmasters, Postal Clerks and Telegraphists’ Union. No. 32—Commonwealth Postmasters’ Association. No. 33—Postal Overseers’ Union of Australia. .

No. 34—Commonwealth Telegraph Traffic and Supervisory Officers’ Association. No. 35—Commonwealth Telephone and Phonogram Officers’ Association. No. 36—Postal Telecommunication Technicians’ Association (Australia). No. 37—Supervising Technicians’ Association, Postmaster-General’s Department. No. 38—Line Inspectors’ Association—Commonwealth of Australia. No. 39—Postmaster-General’s Department Heads of Divisions and Branches Association. No. 40—Commonwealth Legal Professional Officers’ Association. No. 41—Commonwealth Medical Officers’ Association. No. 42—Customs Officers’ Association of Australia (Fourth Division). Nos. 43 and 44—Meat Inspectors’ Association, Commonwealth Public Service. No. 45—Professional Radio Employees’ Institute of Australasia. No. 46—Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia. No. 47—Commonwealth Foremen’s Association. No. 48—Amalgamated Engineering Union. No. 49—Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia. No. 50—Commonwealth Storemen and Packers’ Union of Australia. Nos. 51 and 52—Hospital Employees’ Federation of Australasia. No. 53—Repatriation Department Medical Officers’ Association. No. 54—Australian Nursing Federation, Employees’ Section. No. 55—Association of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Draughtsmen of Australia.

Nos. 56 and 57—Federated Clerks’ Union of Australia. No. 58—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 59—Printing Industry Employees’ Union of Australia; and Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees’ Union of Australia. .

No. 60—North Australian Workers’ Union. No. 61—Federated Miscellaneous Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 62—Transport Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 63—Commonwealth Works Supervisors’ Association. No. 64—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 65—Civil Air Operations Officers’ Association of Australia. No. 66—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 67—Electrical Trades Union of Australia. No. 68—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association and others. No. 69—Australian Third Division Telegraphists and Postal Clerks’ Union. No. 70—Civil Aviation Employees’ Association of Australia. No. 71—Vehicle Builders Employees’ Federation of Australia. No. 72—Commonwealth Storemen and Packers’ Union of Australia. No. 73—Repatriation Department of Medical Technologists’ Association. No. 74—Transport Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 75—Professional Radio Employees’ Institute of Australasia. No. 76—Administrative and Clerical Officers’ Association, Commonwealth Public Service

and others. No. 77—Line Inspectors’ Association, Commonwealth of Australia. No. 78—Association of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Draughtsmen of Australia.

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No. 79—Repatriation Department Medical Officers’ Association. No. 80—Commonwealth Storemen and Packers’ Union of Australia. ' No. 81—Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemcn; and Australian Workers’ Union.

No. 82—Non-Official Postmasters’ Association of Australia. No. 83—Federated Ship Painters’ and Dockers’ Union of Australia. No. 84—Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen. No. 85—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others.

No. 86—Australian Journalists’ Association. No. 87—Merchant Service Guild of Australasia. No. 88—Transport Workers’ Union of Australia and others. No. 89—Australian Journalists’ Association. No. 90—Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia. No. 91—Federated Clerks’ Union of Australia. No. 92—Australian Workers’ Union.

No. 93—North Australian Workers’ Union. No. 94—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 95—Australian Workers’ Union; and Amalgamated Postal Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 96—Electrical Trades Union of Australia. No. 97—Flax Mill Managers’ Association. No. 98—Australian Broadcasting Commission Senior Officers’ Association. No. 99—Federated Clerks’ Union of Australia. No. 100—Australian Workers’ Union. No. 101—Musicians’ Union of Australia. No. 102—Australian Broadcasting Commission Staff Association. No. 103—Australian Journalists’ Association. No. 104—Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees’ Association. No. 105—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. Nos. 106 and 107—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 108—Commonwealth Storemen and Packers' Union of Australia and others. No. 109—Transport Workers’ Union of Australia. Quarantine Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 34, 35, 36. Rayon Yarn Bounty Act—Return for year ended 31st October, 1957. Seat of Government (Administration) Act—

Ordinances—1958— No. 10—Motor Traffic. No. 11—Education. No. 12—Court of Petty Sessions. Regulations—1958—

No. 7 (Apprenticeship Ordinance). No. 8 (Leases Ordinance). Superannuation Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, Nos. 39, 47. Trade Marks Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 48.

11. Postponement.—Ordered—That intervening business be postponed until after the laying on the Table of the Estimates and Budget Papers 1958-59 and the moving of a motion relating thereto.

12. Estimates and Budget Papers 1958-59.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner) laid upon the Table the following Papers, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General— Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure, and Estimates of Expenditure for Additions, New Works and other Services involving Capital Expenditure, for the year ending 30th June, 1959;

The Budget 1958-59—Papers presented by the Right Honorable Sir Arthur Fadden in connexion with the Budget of 1958-59; and National Income and Expenditure 1957-58— and moved—That the Papers be printed. 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.

13. Adjournment.—The Senate adjourned at eight minutes to nine p.m. till to-morrow at three p.m.

14. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Armstrong, Arnold, Cooper, Critchley, Fraser, Grant, Harris, Laught, Paltridge, Ryan, Tangney and Wright.

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

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