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SJ No 37 - 28 August 1968

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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.


3 D eath of H er R oyal H ighness P rincess M arina: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by leave, informed the Senate of the death on 27 August of Her Royal Highness Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and moved—That an Address to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the following terms be agreed to:

To the Q ueen’s M ost E xcellent M ajesty: M ost G racious Sovereign: We, the President and Members of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, have learned with heartfelt sorrow of the death of Your Aunt, Her Royal Highness Princess Marina. On behalf of Your people throughout the Commonwealth of Australia, we express deep sympathy to Your Majesty and members of the Royal Family in the loss which You have sustained. And the motion having been seconded by the Leader of the Opposition (Senator

Murphy) and supported by Senator Gair— And all Senators present having risen, in silence— Question passed.

4 Q uestions : Questions on notice were answered.

5 P apers: The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute: Honey Industry Act—Interim Report of the Australian Honey Board, for year 1967-68. Services Trust Funds Act—Twentieth Annual Report of the Services Canteens

Trust Fund, together with the Auditor-General’s Report on accounts, for 1967.

6 Budget P apers 1968-69: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion by the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson)—That the Senate take note of the Papers—And on the amendment moved thereto by the Leader of the Opposition {Senator Murphy)—At end of motion add “, but the Senate is of opinion that the Budget is inadequate in that it does not make provision:

(1) to lighten taxes and health costs for families and increase benefits; (2) to plan defence procurement and expenditure; (3) to meet the problems of Australia’s capital and provincial cities; and (4) to retain control and promote development of Australia’s mineral, fuel, land and

marine resources” . Debate resumed. Senator Bull addressing the Chair—

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And it being 11 p.m.—

7 A d jo u r n m e n t : The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at eleven p.m. till to-morrow at eleven a.m.

8 A t t e n d a n c e : Present, all the Members except Senators Branson (on leave), Cant (on leave), Davidson (on leave), Sim, and Toohey (on leave).

R. E. B u l l o c k , Acting Clerk of the Senate

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