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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE N o . 15

THURSDAY, 2 MAY 1968

1968

1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at eleven a.m., pursuant to adjournment. The President (Senator the Honourable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.

2 PRAYERS.

3 Q uestions: Questions on notice were answered.

4 C ustoms Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901-1967 for the purpose of establishing a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory, and for purposes related thereto. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension oj Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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 Scott moved—That this 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. ,

5 E xcise Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Excise Act 1901-1966 in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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 Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrne the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

6 D istillation Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Distillation Act 1901-1966 in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension o f Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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.

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Question—put and passed. Senator Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrne the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

7 C anned F ruit E xcise Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Canned Fruit Excise Act 1963-1966 in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension o) Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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 Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrne the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of

sitting.

8 C oal E xcise Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Coal Excise Act 1949-1966 in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension oj Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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 Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrne, the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of

sitting.

9 Beer E xcise Bill 1968: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Beer Excise Act 1901-1966 in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Scott read a first time. Suspension oj Standing Orders: Senator Scott, 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 Scott moved—That this 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.

10 A ustralian C apital T erritory—Joint Committee: The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) reported that the President had received a letter from Senator Cotton requesting his discharge from the Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory. The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved, by leave—That Senator Cotton

be discharged from attendance on the Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory. '

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• Question—put and passed. The Deputy-President then informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from the Leader of the Government in the Senate appointing Senator Marriott to fill the vacancy.

11 States G rants (Science L aboratories) Bill 1968—Message from the House oj Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 15

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill jor an Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States Jor Science Laboratories and Equipment in Schools ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

W. J. A ston,

House of Representatives, Speaker

Canberra, 1 May 1968 Suspension oj Standing Orders: The Minister for Works (Senator Wright), 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 Wright the Bill was read a first time. Senator Wright moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Tangney the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

12 D efence (R e-establishment) Bill 1968—Message from the House oj Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message N o. 16

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill Jor an Act to amend the ‘Dejence (Re-establishment) Act 1965-1967’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. W. J. A ston, House of Representatives, Speaker

Canberra, 1 May 1968 Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Works (Senator Wright), 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 Wright the Bill was read a first time. Senator Wright moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrne the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

13 I ncome T ax (International Agreements) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this 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. Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) reported accordingly. · On the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

14 I ncome T ax A ssessment Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this 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 amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

15 P rivy C ouncil (L imitation of A ppeals) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a second time. Debate resumed. Suspension o f Standing Order 407a : The .Deputy-Leader of the Opposition (Senator

Cohen) moved—That so much of Standing Order 407a be suspended as would prevent the Minister for Works (Senator Wright) speaking in reply for more than thirty minutes. Question—put and passed, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number

of Senators and no dissentient voice. 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

Clause 1 read— -

Ordered—That the Chairman of Committees (Senator Drake-Brockman) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Drake-Brockman reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again. Ordered—That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.

16 Adjournment : The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes to five p.m. till Tuesday next at three p.m.

17 A ttendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Breen, Cormack, McKenna, Murphy and Ridley. J. R. O dgers, Clerk of the Senate

14656/68 By A uthority: A. J . A kthub. C om m onw ealth G overnm ent P rinter, C anberra