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1968

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE N o . 68

THURSDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 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 Papers: The following Papers were presented, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General: Europe and the United Kingdom—Report of the Australian Parliamentary Mission to Italy, Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands

and the United Kingdom, led by the Minister for Air (Mr Freeth), 15 June to 6 July 1968. Tariff Board Reports— Ethyl Acetate (Dumping and Subsidies Act).

Rubberised Textile Fabrics. Treaties— International Coffee Agreement—Agreement dated March 1968, relating to Trade in coffee.

Literary and Artistic Works—International Convention dated 26 June 1948, for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Scientific and Technical Co-operation—Agreement dated 16 October 1968, between Australia and the United States of America relating to scientific and

technical co-operation.

Trade Agreements— Australia and the Federation of Malaysia—Exchange of Notes dated 25 July 1968, consituting an Agreement between Australia and the Federation of Malaysia amending the Trade Agreement of 26 August 1958. Australia and the Republic of China—Agreement dated 22 April 1968, between

Australia and the Republic of China, concerning Trade. Australia and the Republic of Indonesia—Exchange of Notes dated 10 Septem­ ber 1968, constituting an Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia further extending the Agreement of 17 December 1959. Universal Copyright Convention—Convention dated 6 September 1952, con­

cerning copyright protection. United Nations—Report of the Australian Delegation to the Twenty-second Session of the General Assembly, New York, 24 April to 12 June 1968 (Second Part).

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The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Meat Industry Act—Thirty-third Annual Report of the Australian Meat Board, together with financial statements and the Auditor-General’s Report thereon, for year 1967-68. Senator Prowse presented the following Paper, by leave:

Indian Ocean—Report of the Australian Parliamentary Mission to States bordering the Indian Ocean 23 June 1968 to 16 July 1968.

5 R egulations and O rdinances Committee—T wenty-F ifth R eport: Senator Wood brought up the Twenty-fifth Report from the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances. Ordered—That the Report be printed.

Senator Wood moved, by leave—That the Senate take note of the Report. Ordered—That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting and that Senator Wood have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

6 Advance to the T reasurer 1967-68—Statement of E xpenditure: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General, laid upon the Table the following Paper: Advance to the Treasurer—Statement for the year 1967-68 of Heads of Expenditure

and the Amounts charged thereto, pursuant to section 36a of the Audit Act 1901-1966. On the motion of Senator Anderson the consideration of the Statement in Committee of the Whole was made an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.

7 N ational H ealth Bill 1968—Governor-General’s Message: The following Message from His Excellency the Governor-General was presented by the President: Casey, Governor-General Message No. 35

A Proposed Law intituled “National Health Act 1968” as finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth, having been presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent, His Excellency has, in the name of Her Majesty, assented to the said Law. Government House, Canberra, 26 November 1968

8 P ostponement: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved—That Notice of Motion No. 1, Government Business be postponed until after the consideration of Government Business, Order of the Day No. 1. Debate ensued. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

9 L ands A cquisition (D efence) Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: Mr President, Message No. 155

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to make provision for the Acquisition by the Commonwealth, for Defence purposes, o f certain Land in the State o f New South Wales”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, Philip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 27 November 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. 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 a later hour of the day.

10 C ustoms T ariff Validation Bill 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. 152

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to provide for the Validation o f Collections o f Duties o f Customs under Customs Tariff Proposals”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P hilip E. Lucock,

Canberra, 27 November 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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to. Bill to be reported without requests.

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

11 E lectoral D ivisions of Q ueensland— Proposed F resh R edistribution: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), pursuant to notice moved—That the Senate approves of the fresh redistribution of the State of Queensland into Electoral Divisions as proposed by Messrs I. F. Weisc, E. F. Lane and E. Smith, the Distribution Commissioners appointed for the purpose of redistributing the said State into Divisions in their further report laid before the Senate on the 21st day of November 1968, and that the names of the Divisions suggested in the report, and indicated in the map referred to therein, be adopted. The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) moved an amendment, viz.: Leave out

all words after “That”, insert “ the Senate disapproves of the fresh redistribution of the State of Queensland into electoral divisions as proposed by the Distribution Commissioners for the reason stated in the dissent expressed by the Chairman of the Commissioners, Mr I. F. Weise, Commonwealth Electoral Officer for Queensland, and requests the Minister to refer back to the Commissioners the redistribution of the State of Queensland into electoral divisions for a further distribution”. Debate ensued. Question—That the words proposed to be left out be left out—put.

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The Senate divided—

Ayes, 22 N obs, 26

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Bishop MulvihiU Anderson Maunsell

Cant M urphy BuU Prowse

Cavanagh Ormonde Byrne Rae

Cohen Poke Davidson Rankin, Dame

Devitt Poyser Drake-Brockman AnnabeUe

Drury Ridley Gair Scott

Fitzgerald Wilkinson Greenwood Sim

Georges WUlesee Laucke Wedgwood, Dame

Keeffe W riedt Laught Ivy

Kennelly Lawrie Withers

Lacey T eller: Little Wood

Milliner Senator O’Byrne McKellar Wright

McMullin, Sir Young

Alister Teller:

M arriott Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Main Question—put and passed.

12 Aerodromes (Passenger C harges) 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. The Senate divided—

Ayes, 22 N oes, 26

Senator— Anderson Bull '

Davidson Drake-Brockman Greenwood Laucke

Laught Lawrie McKeUar M cM ullin, Sir

Alister M arriott MaunseU

And so it was negatived.

13 Postponement : Ordered, on the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson)— That intervening Business be postponed until after the consideration of Government Business, Orders of the Day Nos. 18 and 19.

14 Australian C apital T erritory Supreme Court 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.

Senator— Prowse Rae Rankin, Dame

Annabelle Scott Sim Wedgwood, Dame

Ivy

Withers Wright Young T eller:

Senator Cotton

Senator— Bishop Byrne Cant Cavanagh Cohen Devitt

Drury Fitzgerald Gair Georges

Keeffe Kennelly Lacey Little

Senator— Milliner MulvihiU Murphy Ormonde Poke

Poyser Ridley Wilkinson Willesee

Wood Wriedt

Teller:

Senator O’Byrae

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In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole. The Minister for Works (Senator Wright) moved an amendment, viz.: Clause 9, page 4, lines 10 to 18, leave out paragraph (b), insert the following paragraph: “(b) by omitting sub-sections (3.) and (4.) and inserting in their stead the following

sub-sections:— ‘(3.) All Rules of Court made under this section shall— (a) be notified in the Gazette; {b) take effect from the date of notification or from a later date fixed by

or in accordance with the Rules; and (c) be laid before each House of the Parliament within fifteen sitting days of that House after the making of the Rules. ‘(4.) If either House of the Parliament, in pursuance of a motion of which notice has been given within fifteen sitting days after any Rules of Court have been laid before that House, passes a resolution disallowing any rule, the rule so disallowed ceases to have effect.

‘(5.) Nothing in this section shall be construed as derogating from the power to make regulations conferred by any law of the Territory that makes provision for the incorporation of, and otherwise in relation to, companies, but where regulations made in pursuance of such a law are inconsistent with Rules of Court made under this Act, the Rules of Court shall prevail, and the regulations shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be of no effect.’.” . Debate ensued. Question—That the words proposed to be left out be left out—put and passed. And the Question in relation to the words proposed to be inserted being divided— Question—That the words proposed to be inserted, to the end of proposed new sub­

section (4.) in Senator Wright’s amendment, be inserted—proposed. Debate ensued. Senator Wright, by leave, amended proposed sub-section (4.) in his proposed amendment

to read— (4.) If either House of the Parliament, in pursuance of a motion of which notice has been given within fifteen sitting days after any Rules of Court have been laid before that House, passes a resolution disallowing any rule, the rule so disallowed thereupon ceases to have effect. Question—That the words proposed to be inserted, as amended, be inserted—put and

passed. Question—That the words proposed to be inserted by proposed sub-section (5.) in Senator Wright’s amendment, be inserted—proposed. The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) moved the following amendments to

the words proposed to be inserted, viz.: Leave out “Rules of Court”, last occurring, insert “regulations” . Leave out “regulations” , last occurring, insert “Rules of Court” . Debate ensued. Question, by leave—That the amendments (Senator Murphy’s) be agreed to—put and

negatived. Question—That the words proposed to be inserted by proposed sub-section (5.) in Senator Wright’s amendment, be inserted—put and passed. Bill, as amended, agreed to. Bill to be reported with an amendment.

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Tem­ porary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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,

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15 A ustralian C apital T erritory Joint C ommittee: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion by the Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott)— (1) That the Senate concurs in the Resolution transmitted to the Senate by Message

No. 153 of the House of Representatives, viz.—That the Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory or any sub-committee thereof, when considering whether the breathalyser should be introduced into the Australian Capital Territory as an instrument to assist the A.C.T. Police in the detection and pre­ vention of the offence of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor which

was referred to the Committee on 26 November 1968, have power to move from place to place. (2) That the foregoing Resolution be communicated to the House of Representatives by Message. Debate resumed. Question—put and passed.

16 J udges’ Pensions 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 Tem­ porary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

17 L aw O fficers 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 Dame Ivy Wedgwood) 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.

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18 A ustralian Coastal Shipping Commission 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 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.

19 Live-stock Slaughter Levy Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a first time. Debate resumed. Question—put and passed. Bill read a first time. The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar) 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 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 McKellar the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

20 Live-stock Slaughter Levy C ollection 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 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 Repatriation (Senator McKellar) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

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21 M eat R esearch 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 Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and the Tem­ porary 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.

22 M eat Legislation Repeal 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 Tem­ porary 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.

23 Stevedoring I ndustry (Temporary Provisions) 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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.

24 I ncome T ax Assessment Bill (N o. 5) 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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.

25 Loan 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 Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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 Service and Execution of Process 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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.

27 J udiciary 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 Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) 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.

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28 Lands A cquisition (D efence) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a second time. The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) moved the following amendment, viz.: At end of motion add, “but the Senate is of opinion that a Select Committee of the

Senate should be established to inquire into and report upon the most appropriate use of the land referred to in the Bill and any consequential arrangements by the Commonwealth in co-operation with the State of New South Wales”. Debate ensued. Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put. The Senate divided—

Ayes, 20 N oes, 23

Senator— Senator— Senator—· Senator—

Bishop M urphy Anderson Prowse

C ant Ormonde Bull Rankin, Dame

Cavanagh Poke Byrne Annabelle

Devitt Poyser Davidson Scott

Drury Ridley Drake-Brockman Sim

Fitzgerald Wilkinson Greenwood Wedgwood, Dame

Georges Willesee Laucke Ivy

Lacey Wriedt Laught Withers

McClelland Lawrie Wood

Milliner Teller: Little Wright

Mulvihill Senator O ’Byrne M cKellar Young

McMullin, Sir Alister T eller:

M arriott Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Question—That this Bill be now read a second time—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 Murphy moved an amendment, viz.: Page 2, after clause 3, insert the following new clause: “4. Any acquisition of land referred to in this Act by compulsory process shall

be limited to an estate or interest which shall terminate on or before 31 December 1970.”. Debate ensued. Question—That the proposed new clause be inserted in the Bill—put.

The Committee divided— Ayes, 21 Noes, 24

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Bishop Mulvihill Anderson Prowse

C ant M urphy Bull Rae

Cavanagh Ormonde Byrne Rankin, Dame

Cohen Poke Davidson Annabelle

Devitt Poyser Drake-Brockman Scott

Drury Ridley Greenwood Sim

Fitzgerald Wilkinson Laucke Wedgwood, Dame

Georges Willesee Laught Ivy

Lacey W riedt Lawrie Withers

M cClelland T eller: Little Wood

Milliner Senator O ’Byme McKellar Wright

McMullin, Sir Young

Alister Teller:

M arriott Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly.

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Bill agreed to. Bill to be reported without amendment.

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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.

29 Personal E xplanation: The Minister for Works (Senator Wright), by leave, made a personal explanation concerning remarks which he had made during the passage of the Lands Acquisition (Defence) Bill 1968.

30 C ontinental Shelf (Living N atural R esources) Bill 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. 156

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act relating to the Living Natural Resources of the Continental Shelf ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 28 November 1968 Acting 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 Georges the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour

of the day.

31 F isheries Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives'. The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r P resident, Message N o. 157

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend section 4 o f the ‘Fisheries Act 1952-1967’ ”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 28 November 1968 Acting 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 Georges the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of

the day.

32 Papua and N ew G uinea 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. Senator O’Byrne sought leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate. Objection being raised, leave not granted. Debate continued. Question—put.

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The Senate divided— Ayes, 24 N oes, 21

Senator— Anderson Bull Byrne

Davidson Drake-Brockman Gair Greenwood Laucke

Laught Lawrie Little

McKellar McMullin, Sir Alister

Senator— M arriott Prowse Rae

Rankin, Dame Annabelle Scott Sim

Wedgwood, Dame Ivy Withers Wright Young

Teller:

Senator Cotton

Senator— Bishop Cant Cavanagh Cohen Devitt Drury

Fitzgerald Georges Lacey McClelland Milliner

Senator— Mulvihill M urphy Ormonde

Poke Poyser Ridley Wilkinson

Willesee Wriedt Teller: Senator O ’Byme

And so it was resolved in the affirmative. 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 Works (Senator Wright) the Report from the Com­ mittee was adopted.

Senator Wright moved—That this Bill be now read a third time. Debate ensued. The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) sought leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

Objection being raised, leave not granted. Senator O’Byrne moved—That the debate be now adjourned. Question—That the debate be now adjourned—put. The Senate divided—

Ayes, 21 Noes, 24

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Bishop Mulvihill Anderson M arriott

C ant M urphy Bull Prowse

Cavanagh Ormonde Byrne Rae

Cohen Poke Davidson Rankin, Dame

Devitt Poyser

Ridley

Drake-Brockman Annabelle

Drury Gair Scott

Fitzgerald Wilkinson Greenwood Sim

Georges Willesee Laucke Wedgwood, Dame

Lacey W riedt Laught Ivy

McClelland Teller: Lawrie Withers

Milliner Senator O ’Byrne Little

McKellar McMullin, Sir Alister

Wright Young Teller: Senator Cotton

And so it was negatived. Debate continued. '

Question—That this Bill be now read a third time—put and passed. Bill read a third time.

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33 States G rants (Aboriginal A dvancement) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a second time. Senator Cant moved an amendment, viz.: At end of motion add “but, while welcoming the provision for financial assistance for Aboriginal advancement, the Senate is of

opinion that the Bill should divulge the terms and conditions agreed upon between the Commonwealth and the States under which the financial assistance is granted and that the Bill should contain power to make regulations providing for the adminis­ tration and details of the scheme”. Debate ensued.

And it being 10.30 p.m.—

Adjournment Negatived: The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Wood), under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn— Which Question was negatived.

Debate continued. Question—That the words proposed to be added be added—put. The Senate divided— Ayes, 21 N oes, 25

Senator— Senator— Senator— Senator—

Bishop Mulvihill Anderson Prowse

C ant M urphy Bull Rae

Cavanagh Ormonde Byrne Rankin, Dame

Cohen Poke Davidson Annabelle

Devitt Poyser Drake-Brockman Scott

Drury Ridley Gair Sim

Fitzgerald Wilkinson Greenwood Wedgwood, Dame

Georges Willesee Laucke Ivy

Lacey W riedt Laught Withers

McClelland Teller: Lawrie Wood

Milliner Senator O’Byrne Little Wright

McKellar McMullin, Sir

Young

Alister T eller:

M arriott Senator Cotton

Amendment negatived accordingly. Question—That this Bill be now read a second time—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 Acting Deputy-President (Senator Laught) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Drake-Brockman) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

34 Aboriginal E nterprises (A ssistance) 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 Bull) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

35 States G rants (Special Assistance) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the ad­ journed 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 Laught) 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.

36 C ontinental Shelf (L iving N atural R esources) 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 Georges moved an amendment, viz.: Page 5, clause 12, lines 38 and 39, leave out “, unless the organisms are dead” . Debate ensued. Amendment negatived. 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.

37 F isheries 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. Senator Georges moved the following amendments together, by leave: Page 2, line 8, after “amended”, insert the following paragraph: “(a) by inserting in the definition of ‘the declared fishing zone’, after paragraph

(b), the following paragraph:—· ‘(c) the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria,’; and”. Page 2, clause 8, after “amended”, insert the following paragraph: “(6) by inserting in the definition of ‘the declared fishing zone’, after paragraph

(6), the following paragraph:— \d ) the waters of the Great Barrier Reef,’; and”. Debate ensued. Amendments negatived.

Bill 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.

38 A ustralian C apital T erritory Supreme C ourt 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. 158

The House of Representatives acquaints the Senate that it has agreed to the Amendment made by the Senate in the Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to amend the ‘Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Act 1933-1966’ ” . House of Representatives, P hilip E. L ucock,

Canberra, 28 November 1968 Acting Speaker

39 Advance to the T reasurer 1967-68—Statement of E xpenditure : The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Statement.

In the Committee

The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved—That the Committee approves the Statement for the year 1967-68 of Heads of Expenditure and Amounts charged thereto pursuant to section 36a of the Audit Act 1901-1966. Question—put and passed. Resolution to be reported.

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 Senator Anderson the report from the Committee was adopted.

40 C onstitutional Alteration (D emocratic E lection of the H ouse of R epresentatives) Bill 1968: The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy), pursuant to leave granted on 8 October 1968, brought up a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution so as to provide for equal representation of the people of the several States in the House of Representatives. On the motion of Senator Murphy the Bill was read a first time. Senator Murphy moved, by leave—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of

sitting. . .

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41 Leave of A bsence to all Senators during 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.

42 N ext M eeting of the Senate: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved— That the Senate, at its rising, 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.

And the Senate having continued to sit until twelve o’clock midnight—

FRIDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 1968 A.M.

43 Adjournment : The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved—That the Senate do now adjourn. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. The Senate adjourned at twenty-seven minutes past twelve o’clock midnight 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.

44 Attendance : Present, all the Members except Senators Branson (on leave), Buttfield, Cormack, Dittmer (on leave), McManus, Toohey (on leave) and Wheeldon.

R. E. Bullock, Acting Clerk of the Senate

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