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SJ No 17 - 08 May 1968



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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

1968

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JOURNALS OF THE SENATE No. 17 WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 1968

1 M eeting of Senate : The Senate met at three p.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 Second A ssisted Passages for Selected M igrants— M inisterial Statement: The

Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), by leave, made a statement relating to a decision to grant second assistance towards passage costs to certain migrants who had demonstrated their potential to settle satisfactorily in Australia but who returned home in circumstances unlikely to recur. Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin moved, by leave—That the Senate take note of the

Statement. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned and that the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting. 5 Independent Schools (F inancial Assistance) Bill 1968: Senator Gair, pursuant to

notice, moved—That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to the grant of Financial Assistance to the States in connection with Independent Schools. Question—put and passed. Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Gair read a first time, and the second

reading made an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting. 6 Post and T elegraph Bill 1968—Message jrom (he House oj Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 17

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1966’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 7 May 1968 Speaker

Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), 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 Dame Annabelle Rankin the Bill was read a first time. Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Bishop the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

7 O verseas T elecommunications Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 18

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Overseas Telecommunications Act 1946-1966’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 7 May 1968 Speaker

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Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), 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 Dame Annabelle Rankin the Bill was read a first time. Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Willesee the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

8 Post and T elegraph Bill (No. 2) 1968—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. 19

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act relating to the Finances o f the Post Office Services”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 7 May 1968 Speaker

Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), 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 Dame Annabelle Rankin the Bill was read a first time, and

the second reading made an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

9 U niversities (F inancial A ssistance) 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.

In the Committee

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

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Bull) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Works (Senator Wright) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

10 N orthern T erritory R epresentation 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 President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Drake- Brockman) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

11 D efence (R e-establishment) 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.

In the Committee

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

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Bull) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Works (Senator Wright) the Report from the Com­ mittee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

12 States G rants (Science Laboratories) 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.

In the Committee

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

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Tem­ porary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Works (Senator Wright) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

13 C ustoms Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: Mr P resident, Message No. 20

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Customs Act 1901-1967’ for the purpose oj establishing a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory, andfor purposes related thereto” , and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

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14 E xcise Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representativ es: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 21

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill /or an Act to amend the 'Excise Act 1901-1966’ in relation to the establishment oj a Collectorate oj Customs in the Northern Territory”, and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

15 D istillation Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 22

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ''Distillation Act 1901-1966’ in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate o f Customs in the Northern Territory”, and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment. House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

16 C anned F ruit E xcise Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 23

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ''Canned Fruit Excise Act 1963-1966’ in relation to the estab­ lishment of a Collectorate o f Customs in the Northern Territory”, and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

17 Coal E xcise Bill 1968—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. 24

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Coal Excise Act 1949-1966’ in relation to the establishment o f a Collectorate of Customs in the Northern Territory”, and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment.

House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

18 Beer E xcise Bill 1968—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. 25

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Beer Excise Act 1901-1966’ in relation to the establishment of a Collectorate o f Customs in the Northern Territory”, and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the Bill without amendment.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 8 May 1968 Speaker

19 A djournment: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes to eleven p.m. till to-morrow at eleven a.m.

20 A ttendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Breen (on leave), Heatley, McKenna and Murphy. J. R. O dgers, Clerk of the Senate

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