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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

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JOURNALS OF THE SENATE No. 30

THURSDAY, 13 JUNE 1968

1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at half-past 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 Paper : The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Northern Territory (Administration) Act—Administrative Actions (Investigation) Ordinance 1968, together with statement of reasons by the Minister for with­ holding assent.

5 C hairman of C ommittees—E xtension of T erm of O ffice: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved, by leave—That the term of office of Senator Drake- Brockman as Chairman of Committees be extended from 30 June 1968 until the day next before the first sitting day of the Senate after 30 June 1968. Question—put and passed.

6 C ustoms T ariff 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. 52

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

Canberra, 6 June 1968 Speaker

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. Senator Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a first time. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed.

Bill read a first time. Senator Scott moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. Debate ensued. 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 requests.

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

7 C opyright 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. Senator Wheeldon moved an amendment, viz.: Page 30, clause 58, line 13, leave out “five”, insert “two”. Debate ensued. Question—That the word proposed to be left out be left out—put. The Committee divided—

A yes, 20 N oes, 24

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Cavanagh Ormonde Anderson Marriott

Cohen Poke Branson Morris, Sir

Dittmer Poyser Bull Kenneth

Drury Ridley Cormack Prowse

Fitzgerald Tangney, Dame Drake-Brockman Rankin, Dame

Hendrickson Dorothy Gair Annabelle

Kccfife Wheeldon Greenwood Scott

Kcnnelly Wilkinson Heatley Webster

Lacey Willesee Henty, Sir Wedgwood, Dame

McClelland Teller: Denham Ivy

Mulvihill Senator O'Byme Laucke Wood

Lawrie Wright

Lillico McKellar Teller:

McManus Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Bill agreed to. Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Cormack) 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.

8 D esigns 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 Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

9 Science and Industry R esearch Bill (N o. 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

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 Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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 Income T ax Assessment 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 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 Supply (Senator Anderson) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

11 C anned F ruits E xport M arketing 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 Bull) 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.

12 N avigation 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 Acting Deputy-President (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Cormack) 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.

13 Loan 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. 60

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Loan Act 1967’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P h il ip E . L u c o c k ,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting 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 O’Byrne the debate was adjourned. ' Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour

of the day.

14 R ailway A greement (Q ueensland) 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 Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Cormack) 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 Loan 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 Cormack) 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.

16 T asmania A greement (H ydro-Electric Power D evelopment) 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 Cormack) 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.

17 W estern A ustralia Agreement (O rd R iver Irrigation) 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 Cormack) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary 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.

18 Commonwealth E mployees’ F urlough Bill (N o. 2) 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: Mr President, Message No. 61

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’, as amended by the 'Commonwealth Employees' Furlough Act 1968’, with respect to certain Leave”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P hilip E. Lucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

Suspension o f 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. Debate ensued. 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) reported accordingly. On the motion of Senator Anderson the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

19 P ublic Service 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. 62

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Public Service Act 1922-1967’ with respect to certain Leave ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, Philip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

Suspension o f 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.

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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. Debate ensued. .

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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Wood) reported accordingly. On the motion of Senator Anderson the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time. .

20 Superannuation Bill (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 r e s id e n t, Message No. 63

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Superannuation Act 1922-1967’ in relation to the Re­ trenchment of Employees and to make consequential amendments o f the ‘Super­ annuation Act 1968’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, Philip E. Lucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

Suspension o f 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. Debate ensued. 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Dorothy Tangney) reported accordingly. On the motion of Senator Anderson the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

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21 Conciliation and A rbitration 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 Wood) 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.

22 States G rants (T echnical T raining) 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 Temp­ orary Chairman of Committees (Senator Wood) 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.

23 R ailway A greement (N ew South W ales) 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 Customs and Excise (Senator Scott) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

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24 States G rants (Beef C attle R oads) 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 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 Customs and Excise (Senator Scott) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

25 D efence F orces R etirement Benefits 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 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 Repatriation (Senator McKellar) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

26 D efence F orces R etirement Benefits Bill (N o. 2) 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 Bull) 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. 16950/68— 2

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27 Superannuation 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 Bull) 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.

28 International D evelopment A ssociation (A dditional Contribution) 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 BiU.

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 Temp­ orary Chairman of Committees (Senator Cormack) 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.

29 Pay-roll 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. 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 Supply (Senator Anderson) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

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30 R etiring Senators: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) referred to the im­ pending retirement on 30 June 1968 of Senators the Hon. Sir Walter Cooper, Dame Dorothy Tangney, D.B.E., the Hon. N. E. McKenna, T. M. Nicholls, E. W. Mattner, M.C., D.C.M., M.M., the Hon. Sir Denham Henty, K.B.E., A. M. Benn,

Marie F. Breen, O.B.E., the Hon. Sir Kenneth Morris, K.B.E., C.M.G. and W. C. Heatley, and paid tribute to their Parliamentary careers. The Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Senator Cohen), the Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar), Senator McManus, the President (Senator Sir Alister McMullin),

the Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), and Senators Branson and Poke, by leave, also made statements.

31 N orthern T erritory (A dministration) Bill (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. 64

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act relating to the Composition o f the Legislative Council o f the Northern Territory o f Australia and to the Assent by the Governor-General to Ordinances o f that Territory”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

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. Debate ensued. 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

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Senator Willesee moved an amendment, viz.: Page 2, after clause 2, insert the following new clause:

“ 2a. The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, is amended by change of omitting the words ‘Legislative Council’ (wherever occurring) and Legislative inserting in their stead the words ‘Legislative Assembly’.” . Assembly. Debate ensued.

Amendment negatived. Clause 3 agreed to. Clause 4 read— Senator Willesee moved an amendment, viz.: At end of clause add “and so that the

number of electors entitled to vote in each Electoral District shall be approximately equal” . Debate ensued.

Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put.

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The Committee divided— A yes, 18 N oes, 20

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Cavanagh Orm onde Anderson M arriott

Cohen Poke Corm ack Prowse

Devitt Poyser Drake-Brockman Rankin, Dame

Dittmer Ridley Greenwood Annabelle

Drury Tangney, Dame Heatiey Scott

Fitzgerald Dorothy Henty, Sir Webster

Keeffe Wilkinson Denham Wedgwood, Dame

Kcnnelly Willesee Laucke Ivy

M cClelland Teller: Lawrie Wright

Mulvihill Senator O ’Byrne Lillico

McKellar McManus McMullin, Sir Alister

Teller:

Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Clause 4 agreed to. Clause 5 read— Senator Willesee moved an amendment, viz.: Line 25, after “shall,”, insert “within six

months from the day on which it was presented to the Administrator for assent,” . Debate ensued. Question—That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted—put. The Committee divided—

A yes, 18 N oes, 20

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Cavanagh Orm onde Anderson McMullin, Sir

Cohen Poke Corm ack Alister

Devitt Poyser Drake-Brockman M arriott

Dittmer Ridley Greenwood Prowse

Drury Tangney, Dame Heatiey

Henty, Sir Denham Laucke

Rankin, Dame

Fitzgerald Dorothy Anmabelle

Keeffe Wilkinson Scott

Kennelly Willesee Webster

McClelland Teller: Wedgwood, Dame

Mulvihill Senator O’Byme Lawrie

Lillico M cKellar McManus

Ivy

Wright Teller:

Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Senator Willesee moved a further amendment, viz.: Lines 29 and 30, leave out paragraph ( c ). Debate ensued. Question—That the words proposed to be left out be left out—put.

The Committee divided— A yes, 18

Senator— Senator—

Cavanagh Orm onde

Cohen Poke

Devitt Poyser

Dittmer Ridley

Drury Tangney, Dam e

Fitzgerald Dorothy

Keeffe Wilkinson

Kennelly Willesee

McClelland Teller:

Mulvihill Senator O’Byrne

N oes, 20

Senator— Anderson Corm ack Drake-Brockman Greenwood

Heatiey Henty, Sir Denham Laucke Lawrie

Lilli co McKellar M cM anus

Senator— McMullin, Sir Alister M arriott Prowse

Rankin, Dame Anmabelle Scott Webster Wedgwood, Dame

Ivy

W right Teller:

Senator Cotton

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Amendment negatived accordingly. Clause 5 agreed to. Remainder of the 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 Senator Scott the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

32 U nited States N aval Communication Station (Civilian E mployees) Bill 1968— Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: Mr President, Message No. 65

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to provide Rights in respect of the Injury, Disease or Death o f certain Civilian Employees at the United States Naval Communication Station in Australia ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

Suspension o f 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. Debate ensued. 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 Senator Wright the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

33 N ational Service 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. 66

The House of Representatives acquaints the Senate that it has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate in the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘National Service Act 1951-1966’ ” . House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 13 June 1968 Acting Speaker

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34 P aper: The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Superannuation Act—Forty-fifth Annual Report of the Superannuation Board, for year 1966-67.

35 Leave of A bsence to all Senators D uring A djournment: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved, by leave—That leave of absence be granted to every Member of the Senate from the termination of the sitting this day to the day on which the Senate next meets. Question—put and passed.

36 N ext M eeting of the Senate: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved— That the Senate, at its raising, adjourn till a day and hour to be fixed by the President, which time of meeting shall be notified to each Senator by telegram or letter. Question—put and passed.

37 R etirement of the P rincipal Parliamentary R eporter: The President announced that the Principal Parliamentary Reporter, Mr A. K. Healy, would reach retiring age on 18 June 1968. He referred to Mr Healy’s long and faithful service to the Parliament and wished him well in his retirement. The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), the Deputy Leader of the Opposition

(Senator Cohen) and the Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar) supported the President in his remarks.

38 Parliamentary R eporting Sta ff: The President announced that, upon the retirement of Mr A. K. Healy, Mr W. J. Bridgman would be Principal Parliamentary Reporter, Mr K. R. Ingram would be Second Reporter and Mr G. R. Fraser would be Third Reporter.

39 A d jo u r n m e n t : The Senate adjourned at three minutes past eleven p.m. till a day and hour to be fixed by the President, which time of meeting shall be notified to each Senator by telegram or letter.

40 Attendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Bishop, Breen, Cant, Sir Walter Cooper, Laught, Mattner, Murphy (on leave) and Toohey.

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

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