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1968

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE N o. 61

WEDNESDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 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 P etition: Senator Poyscr presented a petition from thirteen citizens praying that Parlia­ ment will make legal provision for certain land ownership and development rights for Aboriginals living on Reserves. Petition received and read.

4 Q uestions: Questions on notice were answered.

5 Papers: The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute: Norfolk Island Act—Ordinance—1968—No. 7—Immigration. Public Service Arbitration Act—Determinations by the Arbitrator—1968— No. 290—Administrative and Clerical Officers’ Association, Commonwealth

Public Service and others. No. 291—Commonwealth Public Service Association (Fourth Division Officers). Tobacco Industry Act—Thirteenth Annual Report by the Minister on the operation of the Act, for year 1967-68.

6 R evision of N ationality and C itizenship A ct—M inisterial Statement: The Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin), by leave, made a statement relating to a general review of the Nationality and Citizenship Act undertaken by the Government and the proposal to introduce a Bill to amend the Act. Senator Mulvihill moved, by leave—That the Senate take note of the Statement. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator

Mulvihill have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

7 R ailway Agreement (N ew South Wales and South A ustralia) 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. 98

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act relating to an Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States o f New South Wales and South Australia with respect to the Construction o f a Standard Gauge Railway from Broken Hill to Cockburn", in which it desires the concurrence

of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 12 November 1968 Speaker

Suspension oj 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.

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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 the next day

of sitting.

8 A ustralian U niversities Commission Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Repre­ sentatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 99

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill fo r an Act to make provision with respect to the S ta ff o f the Australian Universities Commission”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 12 November 1968 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. On the motion of the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) the debate was

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

9 C ommonwealth Employees’ C ompensation 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. 100

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “ A Bill for an Act to increase the Amounts o f Weekly Payments o f Compensation payable to, and in respect of, Employees o f the Commonwealth”, in which it desires the con­ currence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 12 November 1968 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. 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.

10 Seamen’s C ompensation 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. 101

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to increase the Amounts o f Weekly Payments o f Compensation payable to, and in respect of, Seamen”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 12 November 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 Bishop the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

11 G old-M ining Industry Assistance Bill. 1968—Message from the House o f Represen­ tatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message No. 102

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954-1966’ ” , in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 12 November 1968 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. On the motion of Senator Cant the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

12 W heat Industry Stabilization Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Wilkinson—Leave out all words after “That”, insert “the Bill be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for a one price scheme for home consumption and export wheat commencing with a price which will return to the grower SI.48 f.o.r. per bushel which is equivalent to a guaranteed price of

S1.51i f.o.b. per bushel for exports up to a maximum of 200 million bushels from the crop of any season” . Debate resumed. Question—That the words proposed to be left out be left out—put. The Senate divided—

A y e s , 2 1 N o e s , 2 5

S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r —

B is h o p M u lv ih iU B u ll M a r r i o t t

C a n t O r m o n d e B y rn e M a u n s e ll

C a v a n a g h P o k e D a v id s o n P r o w s e

D e v itt P o y s e r D r a k e - B r o c k m a n R a e

D r u r y R id le y G a i r R a n k i n , D a m e

F i t z g e r a l d W h e e ld o n G r e e n w o o d A n n a b e l l e

G e o r g e s W ilk in s o n L a u c k e S c o tt

K e e ffe W ille s e e I .a u g h t S im

L a c e y W r ie d t L a w rie W ith e r s

M c C l e l l a n d T e lle r : L illic o W o o d

M illin e r S e n a t o r O 'B y r n e L i ttle W r ig h t

M c K e l l a r Y o u n g

M c M u l l i n , S ir T e lle r :

A lis te r S e n a t o r C o t t o n

Amendment negatived accordingly. Question—That this Bill be now read a second time—put and passed.

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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 to 6, by leave, taken together and agreed to. Clause 7 read— Senator Wilkinson moved—That the clause be postponed.

And it being 11 p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator Drakc-Brockman), under Sessional Order, put the Question—That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate. Which Question was negatived.

Debate continued. Question—That clause 7 be postponed—put. The Committee divided— A y e s , 2 0 N o e s , 2 5

S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r —

B is h o p M u lv ih ill B ull M a r r i o t t

C a n t P o k e B y rn e M a u n s e ll

C a v a n a g h P o y s e r D a v id s o n P r o w s e

D e v itt R id le y D r a k e - B r o c k m a n R a e

D r u r y W h e e ld o n G a i r R a n k i n , D a m e

F i t z g e r a l d W ilk in s o n G r e e n w o o d A n n a b e l l e

G e o r g e s W illc s c e L a u c k e S c o tt

K e e ffe W r ie d t L a u g h t S im

L a c e y L a w r ic W ith e r s

M c C l e l l a n d T e l l e r : L illic o W o o d

M i l lin e r • S e n a t o r O ’B y r n e L i ttle W r ig h t

M c K e l l a r Y o u n g

M c M u I lin , S ir T e lle r :

' A lis te r S e n a t o r C o t t o n

And so it was negatived. Clause 7 agreed to. Remainder of 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.

13 W heat Export C harge 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 requests.

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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.

14 A djournment: The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar) moved—That the Senate do now adjourn. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. The Senate adjourned at twenty-one minutes past eleven p.m. till to-morrow at

eleven a.m.

15 Attendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Branson (on leave), Buttfield, Cohen, Dittmer (on leave), McManus (on leave), Toohey (on leave) and Webster (on leave). J. R. O dgers,

Clerk of the Senate

24713/ 68- ■2 By Authority: A. J. A rthur, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra