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SJ No 26 - 05 June 1968

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1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at a quarter-past two p.m., pursuant to adjourn­ ment. The President (Senator the Honourable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.


3 Q uestions : Questions on notice were answered.

4 Papers: The following Paper was presented, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General: International Labour Organisation—Statement in relation to the Convention and Recommendations adopted by the Forty-seventh (1963) Session of the Inter¬≠

national Labour Conference. The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Lands Acquisition Act—Land acquired for Post Office purposes—Hamilton,


5 P rime M inister’s Visit to U nited States of A merica—M inisterial Statement: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by leave, made a statement relating to the recent visit of the Prime Minister to the United States of America and to discussions held there with President Johnson and members of his Administration. Senator Anderson moved, by leave—That the Senate take note of the Statement. 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.

6 Postponement: Ordered, on the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson)— That Notice of Motion No. 1, Government Business, be postponed until the next day of sitting.

7 States G rants (D eserted W ives) Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: Mr President, Message No. 44

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to grant Financial Assistance to certain States in respect of Benefits provided for Deserted Wives, and certain other Women, having the Custody, Care and Control o f Children”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

W. J. Aston,

House of Representatives, Speaker

Canberra, 4 June 1968 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.

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

of sitting.

8 N ational Service 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. Senator KeefTe addressing the Chair—

And it being 11 p.m.—

9 Adjournment: The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at one minute past eleven p.m. till to-morrow at ten a.m.

10 Attendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Breen (on leave), Sir Walter Cooper, Laught, McKenna, Mattner, Sir Kenneth Morris, Murphy (on leave) and Toohey.

J. R. O d g e r s, Clerk of the Senate

16950/68 By Authority: A. J. A rthur, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra