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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE.

N o. 36.

TUESDAY, 30th SEPTEMBER, 1958.

1. M eeting 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. Q uestions.—Questions on notice were answered.

4. P apers.—The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute— Apple and Pear Organization Act—Twelfth Annual Report of the Australian Apple and Pear Board, for year 1957-58. .

Australian Wool Testing Authority Act—First Annual Report of the Australian Wool Testing Authority, for year 1957-58. Canned Fruits Export Control Act—Thirty-second Annual Report of the Australian Canned Fruits Board, for year 1957-58.

Dairy Produce Export Control Act—Thirty-third Annual Report of the Australian Dairy Produce Board, for year 1957-58. Defence Act—Annual Report of the Royal Military College for 1957. Dried Fruits Export Control Act—Thirty-fourth Annual Report of the Commonwealth Dried

Fruits Control Board, for year 1957-58. Public Service Act— Appointments—Department— Attorney-General’s—A. M. Fenwick.

Health—M. O. Hotham. Postmaster-General’s—G. M. Adam, G. W. Brewer, P. A. Cantwell, Μ. K. Cole, J. G. Madigan, F. Spittell. Works—J. D. Daniel. Regulations—Statutory Rules 1958, No. 57. Repatriation Act—Annual Reports of the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 War Pensions Entitlement Appeal

T ribunals, fo r year 1957-58. Seat of Government (Administration) Act— Notices of variations of plan of lay-out of Canberra and its environs, dated 25th and 29th September, 1958.

Ordinances—1958— No. 15—Motor Traffic (No. 2). No. 16—Fire Brigades. No. 17—Hire-purchase Agreements. No. 18—Co-operative Societies. _ . No. 19—Holidays.

. Sugar Agreement Act—Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Fruit Industry Sugar Concession Committee, for year ended 31st August, 1958. Wine Overseas Marketing Act—Thirtieth Annual Report of the Australian Wine Board, for year 1957-58, together with statement by the Minister regarding the operation of the Act.

5. A dvance to the T reasurer 1957-58—Statement of E xpenditure.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General, laid upon the Table the following Paper:— Advance to the Treasurer—Statement for the year 1957-58 of Heads of Expenditure and the

Amounts charged thereto pursuant to Section 36a of the Audit Act 1901-1957. On the motion, by leave, of Senator Spooner the consideration of the Statement in Committee of the Whole was made an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.

6. Payments to M aritime U nions—Select Committee—R eport.—Senator Wright brought up the Report of the Select Committee appointed by the Senate to inquire into and report upon Payments to Maritime Unions, together with the Minutes of Evidence, and moved—That the Report (only) be printed. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting and that Senator Wright have leave to

continue his speech on the resumption of the debate,

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7. R epatriation 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. 83.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Repatriation Act 1920-1957 ’ ” , and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 25th September, 1958.

8. Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court 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. 84.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Act 1933-1957 ’, 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, 25th September, 1958.

9. Seamen’s War P ensions and A llowances 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. 87.

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “ A BUI for an Act to amend the ' Seamen's War Pensions and Allowances Act 1940-1957 ’ ”, aind acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 25th September, 1958.

10. Cellulose A cetate F lake Bounty 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. 85.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A BUI for an Act to amend the ‘ Cellulose Acetate Flake Bounty Act 1956 ’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 25th 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. Senator Henty moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Courtice the debate was adjourned.

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

11. T ractor Bounty 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. 86.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ' Tractor Bounty Act 1939-1956 ’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

J. M cLeay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 25th 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. Senator Henty moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Cooke the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.

12. M igration 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.

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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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Anderson) 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.

13. N ationality and C itizenship 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 Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Anderson) 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.

14. Cocos (Keeling) Islands 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. On the motion of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and Attorney-General (Senator O’Sullivan) the following Amendments were made, after debate, viz.— Page 1, clause 2, lines 10 to 15, leave out the clause, insert the following clause:—

“ 2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal commence- Assent.” . mcnl·

Page 2, clause 4, lines 6 to 11, leave out the clause. Bill, as amended, agreed to, after debate. Bill to be reported with amendments.

The Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Anderson) reported accordingly. On the motion of Senator O’Sullivan the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

15. M arriage (O verseas) 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 Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Anderson) 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.

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

17. N ational H ealth 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 McKenna addressing the Chair—

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And it being 10.30 p.m .—

Adjournment Negatived.—The President, Under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn— Which Question was negatived.

Debate continued. 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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Anderson) 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.

18. Cellulose A cetate F lake Bounty 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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Pearson) 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.

19. T ractor Bounty 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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Pearson) 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.

20. States G rants 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 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,

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21. Statistics (Arrangements with States) 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. 88.

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘ Statistics (Arrangements with States) Act 1956’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. ·

J. M cL bay,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Canberra, 30th September, 1958.

Suspension o f Standing Orders.—The Minister for National Development (Senator Spooner), 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 Spooner the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Spooner moved—That the Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byme the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

22. Adjournment.—The Senate adjourned at one minute to twelve o’clock midnight till to-morrow at three p.m.

23. Attendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Amour, Arnold, Aylett, Critchley, Fraser, Grant, Kennelly and Vincent.

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

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

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