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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

No. 34.

WEDNESDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER, 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. T rade Marks 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. 18.

A Proposed Law intituled “ Trade Marks 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, 23rd September, 1958.

4. Question.—A Question on notice was answered. ”

5. Papers.—The following Paper was presented, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General— Australian Wool Bureau—Fifth Annual Report, for year 1957-58. The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act—Second Annual Report of the Australian Coastal

Shipping Commission and financial statements, for year 1957-58. Commonwealth Grants Commission Act—Twenty-fifth Report of the Commonwealth Grants Commission (1958). ·

.. - Flax· Industry Act—Fourth Annual Report of the Flax Commission and financial accounts, for ' year 1957-58. . '

National Debt Sinking Fund Act—Thirty-fourth Annual Report of the National Debt Commission, _ - for year 1957-58. '

Petroleum Search Subsidy Act—First Annual Statement by the Minister concerning the operation of the Act, for year 1957-58. Public Service Act—Appointment—Department of Territories—F. J. H. Vierk. Science and Industry Endowment Act—Report by Auditor-General on the accounts of the Science

and Industry Endowment Fund, for year 1957-58. Services Trust Funds Act—Tenth Annual Report by the Trustees of the Services Canteens Trust Fund for 1957. .

Superannuation Act—Thirty-fifth Annual Report of the Superannuation Board, for year 1956-57.

6. Marriage (Overseas) Bill 1958.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved, by leave—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend " the Marriage {Overseas) A d 1955, and for other purposes. Question—put and passed. . . · . · · . . ·

7. Australian Capital T erritory Supreme Court Bill 1958.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) moved, by leave—That leave be given to introduce, a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court A d 1933-1957, and for other purposes. Question—put and passed. :

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator O’Sullivan read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders.—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 its remaining stages without delay.

Question—put and passed. ' . . , . ,

Senator O’Sullivan moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. ' 1 ·;:

On the motion of Senator McKenna the debate was adjourned. ' · :

Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.

8. Appropriation Bill 1958-59.—The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill. · -

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In the Committee.

Department of Civil Aviation, £11,389,000—vote debated, and agreed to. . Department of Air, £59,302,000—vote debated, and agreed to. Department of Supply, £21,757,000—vote agreed to. Department of Shipping and Transport, £1,189,000—vote debated, and agreed to.

Miscellaneous Services—Department of Shipping and Transport, £1,973,005—vote agreed to. Construction of Jetty for handling of Explosives, £550,000—vote agreed to. Commonwealth Railways, £3,993,000—vote debated, and agreed to. Department of Primary Industry, £1,593,000—vote debated, and agreed to.

Miscellaneous Services—Department of Primary Industry, £736,000—vote agreed to. Bounties and Subsidies, £13,500,000—vote debated, and agreed to. Department of Territories, £293,000—vote agreed to. Northern Territory, £4,938,000—vote agreed to.

Norfolk Island, £31,000—vote agreed to. Papua and New Guinea, £12,136,000—vote debated, and agreed to. Cocos (Keeling) Islands, £33,000—vote agreed to. Second Schedule agreed to.

Postponed clauses 3, 4 and 5 agreed to. Postponed First Schedule agreed to. Title 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 National Development (Senator Spooner)' the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

9. Appropriation (Works and Services) Bill 1958-59.—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, after debate. 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.

10. River Murray Waters Bill 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate oft 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 amendment.

The Deputy-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 Bill read a third time.

1L Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court 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. 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 amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. . .....

On the motion of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Shllivan) the Report from the Committee was adopted,· and the Bill read a third time.

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12. Repatriation Bill 1958.—Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That the ^ BE be now read a second time. Debate resumed. Question—put and passed.

Bill r6ad a sdcond 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 Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

13. Postponement.—Ordered—That Order of the Day No. 5, Government Business, be postponed until . after the consideration of Order of the Day No. 6.

14. Seamen’s War Pensions and Allowances 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. Questioh—put and passed. Bill read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

Iri the Committee.

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and 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 Shipping and Transport and Minister for Civil Aviation (Senator Patiridge) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

15: Excise 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. 74.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Excise Act 1901-1957’, and for other purposes ” , and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 1958,

16. R e-establishment aNd E mployment Bill (No. 2) 1958.—Message front the House o f Representatives.— The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— MR: PfiEsitiERf, Message No. 75.

The House'of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ' Re-establishment and Employment Act 1945-1956 ’, as amended by the ‘ Re-establishment and Employment Aci 1958 ’, dnd for purposes incidental thereto ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. McLeay,

HOusO Of Representatives, Speaker.

.·â– â– .. Canberra, 24th September, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty), pursuant to cohtihgerit: notice; mtived^TfiaY s6 mUcH df the Standing Orders Be suspended as' would prevent the BE beiftg· paisfcd through’ all its stages Without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Henty the Bill was read a first time, and the second reading made an Order of

the Day for the next day of sitting.

17. Tradesmen’s R ights Regulation 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. 76.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for art Act to amend the ‘ Tradesmen's Rights Regulation Act 1946-1955 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. McLeay,

Hotise of'RdptesehfatiVdS, Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 1958. Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Henty), pursuant to Ctihtirigtiit 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, and the· second reading made an Order of

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18. Wheat Industry Stabilization Bill 1958.—Message from the House o f Representatives.—The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:— ... . ................Ί '

Mr. President, Message, No. 77.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act relating to the Stabilization o f the Wheat Industry ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. ' . J. McLeay, -

’ House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 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, and the second reading made an Order o< the Day for the next day of sitting. ;

19. Wheat Export Charge 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. 78.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to impose a Charge on Wheat and Wheat Products exported from the Commonwealth", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. . . ;

. J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 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. , . r

Question—put and passed. , . , .

On the motion of Senator Henty the Bill was read a first time, arid the second reading made an Order of the Day for the. next day of sitting. . . . . . .

20. Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment 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. 79.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the Law relating to Income Tax ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

. J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 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. , ■ ·â–  . . . ■ '·.

Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Henty the Bill was read a first time, and the second reading made an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting. ; ; : ^

21. Income Tax and Social Services Contribution 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. 80.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to impose upon Incomes a Tax by the name o f Income Tax and Social Services Contribution ” , in which, it. desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. McLeay,

House of Representatives, , . Speaker.

Canberra, 24th September, 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, and the second reading made an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting. , .

. And it being 11 p.m .— "

Adjournment Negatived.—The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn— ' ;V

Which Question was negatived. · ' .. ’ . . , '·â– â– ·â– 

22. Social Services 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 Tangney have leave to continue her speech on the resumption of the debate. ....... .

23. Adjournment.—The Senate adjourned at ten minutes past eleven p.m. till to-morrow at eleven a.m. . , . . . · ................... , ' % ' · -.··· ·â–  r ■ : * · · -h · · .· - · · '· · ·

24. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Amour(. Cooper, (on. leave), Eraspr,jQorton, Grant, Kennelly and Sheehan. "'....... ‘ '....... ..' ’

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