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SJ No 26 - 21 August 1958



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 26.

THURSDAY, 21st AUGUST, 1958.

1. Meeting 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. Q uestion.—A Question on notice was answered.

4. Papers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Northern Territory (Administration) Act—Regulations—1958—No. 8 (Nurses and Midwives Registration Ordinance). Public Service Act—Appointment—Repatriation Department—Η. N. Paine.

5. C ustoms T ariff Bill (N o. 3) 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. 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. Bill to be reported without requests.

The President resumed the Chair ; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

6. C ustoms T ariff (Canadian Preference) Bill (N o. 2) 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time. Question—put and passed. Bill 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. Bill to be reported without requests.

The President resumed the C h a ir; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

7. C ustoms T ariff (New Z ealand Preference) Bill (No. 2) 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That the Bill be now read a second time. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

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In the Committee.

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to. Bill to be reported without requests.

The President resumed the Chair ; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

8. C ustoms T ariff (Papua and N ew G uinea Preference) Bill 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time. Question—put and passed. Bill 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. Bill to be reported without requests.

The President resumed the Chair ; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

9. E stimates and Budget Papers 1958-59.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion by the Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), viz.—That the Papers be printed— And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Kennedy, viz.—At end of motion add the following words, viz.—“ but that the Senate is of opinion that their provisions inflict grave injustices on the

States and on many sections of the Australian people—especially the family unit, and that they make no contribution to correcting seriously adverse trends in the Australian economy ”. Debate resumed. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin have leave to continue her speech on the resumption of the debate.

10. Paper.—The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute— Seat of Government (Administration) Act—Report of Canberra University College for 1957.

11. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at thirteen minutes to six p.m. till Tuesday next at three p.m.

12. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Armstrong, Cooper, Critchley (on leave), Fraser (on leave), Grant, Harris (on leave), Kenneily, Laught (on leave), Maher, Paltridge, Robertson, Ryan, Tangney and Wright.

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

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