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Th e p a r l ia m e n t o f t h e c o m m o n w e a l t h o f Au s t r a l ia

1968

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JOURNALS OF THE SENATE N o . 24

THURSDAY, 30 M AY 1968

1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at ten 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 Pa per: The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Northern Territory (Administration) Act—Regulation—1968—No. 5 (Food and Drugs Ordinance).

5 Postponement: Ordered, on the motion of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Senator Cohen)—That Order of the Day No. 1, Business of the Senate, be post­ poned until Thursday, 6 June 1968.

6 Loans S ecurities B ill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 41

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Loans Securities Act 1919-1959’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 30 May 1968 Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), 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 Anderson the Bill was read a first time. Senator Anderson moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator McClelland the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of

the day.

7 N ational Service B ill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 35

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the 'National Service Act 1951-1966’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 29 May 1968 Speaker

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.

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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 Cohen the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

8 Science a n d Industry R esearch B ill (N o. 2) 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 36

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Science and Industry Research Act 1949-1966’, as amended by the 'Science and Industry Research Act 1968’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 29 May 1968 Speaker

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

the day.

9 Commonwealth Employees’ F urlough B ill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 37

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Commonwealth Employees' Furlough Act 1943-1967* in relation to Long Service Leave for certain Seamen", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 29 May 1968 Speaker

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

the day.

10 Commonwealth R ailways B ill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, . . Message No. 38

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to repeal sections 78,79 and 81 of the'Commonwealth Railways Act 1917-1966’ and to enact certain consequential provisions”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 29 May 1968 Speaker

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Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), 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 Scott the Bill was read a first time. Senator Scott 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 a later hour of

the day.

11 Overseas T elecommunications B ill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read for 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.

Irfjhe’ jCommittee

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 Housing (Senator Dame Annabelie Rankin) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

12 Post and T elegraph Bill (No. 2) 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

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

13 Q ueensland G rant (M araboon D am) 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, after debate. Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Tem­ porary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

14 States G rants (D rought A ssistance) B ill 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 President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Drake- Brockman) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

15 States G rants (D rought R eimeursfmfnt) B ill 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, after debate. 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 Repatriation (Senator McKellar) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time. ·

16 Income T ax A ssessment B ill (N o. 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. 39

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 con­ currence of the Senate. -

House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 30 May 1968 Speaker

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Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar), 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 McKellar the Bill was read a first time. Senator McKellar moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator O’Byrnc the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of

the day.

17 C anned F ruits E xport M arketing B ill 1968—Message from the House oj Represent­ atives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 40

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Canned Fruits Export Marketing Act 1963-1966’ in relation to the making of Advances to the Australian Canned Fruits Board”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 30 May 1968 Speaker

Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar), 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 McKellar the Bill was read a first time. Senator McKellar moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Poyser the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour

of the day.

18 V ictoria G rant (R iver M urray Salinity) B ill 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, after debate. 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 Customs and Excise (Senator Scott) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

19 N avigation B ill 1968— Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 42

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Navigation Act 1912-1967’ for the purpose o f giving effect to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, and for other purposes", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. Aston,

Canberra, 30 May 1968 Speaker

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Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), 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 Scott the Bill was read a first time.

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

20 C ommonwealth E mployees’ F urlough B ill 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 Acting Deputy-President (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

21 Loans Securities 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 President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) the Report from the Com­ mittee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

22 C ommonwealth R ailways B ill 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 BiU.

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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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

23 Loan (A irlines Equipment) B ill 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. 43

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to approve the raising by way of Loan oj Moneys in the Currency oj the Federal Republic of Germany to be lent to the Australian National Airlines Com­ mission, and for related purposes", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 30 May 1968 Speaker

Suspension oj Standing Orders: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), 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 Anderson the Bill was read a first time. Senator Anderson 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.

24 A djournm ent: The Senate adjourned at two minutes past ten p.m. till Tuesday next at three p.m.

25 A ttendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Breen (on leave), Sir Walter Cooper, Laught, McKenna, and Murphy (on leave).

J. R. Odgers, Clerk of the Senate

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