Title SJ No 15 - 20 June 1901
Database Senate Journals
Date 20-06-1901
Source Senate
Parl No. 1
Number 15
Status Final
System Id chamber/journalshistorical/1901-06-20


SJ No 15 - 20 June 1901

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

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JOURNALS

No. 15.

OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, 2 0 t h JUNE, 1901.

1. Meeting of the Senate.—Tho Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. P etition.—Senator Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood presented a Petition (No. 6) from George Tait, praying the Senate to pass clause 54 of the Post and Telegraph Bill into law. Petition received and read.

3. Messages from the H ouse of R epresentatives,—The following Messages from the House of Representatives were received and read :— Mr. P resident,

The House of Representatives has appointed a Standing Orders Committee, consisting of Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister, Mr. W. H. Groom, Mr. C. McDonald, Mr. A. McLean, Mr. G. H. Reid, and Mr. V. L. Solomon, with leave to sit during any adjournment of the House and to confer with the Committee of the Senate appointed for a similar purpose.

F. W. HOLDER,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Melbourne, 19th June, 1901.

M r. P resident,

The House of Representatives has appointed a Library Committee, consisting of Mr. Speaker, Sir J. Langdon Bonython, Sir Edward Braddon, Mr. I. A. Isaacs, Mr. T. Macdonald- Paterson, Mr. Bruce Smith, and Mr. W. G. Spence, with leave to sit during any adjournment of the House and to confer with the Committee of the Senate appointed for a similar purpose.

F. W. HOLDER,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Melbourne, 19th June, 1901. M r. P resident,

The House of Representatives has appointed a House Committee, consisting of Mr. Speaker, Mr. A. Fisher, Mr. P. M. Glynn, Sir Malcolm McEacharn, Sir William McMillan, Mr. F. W. Piesse, and Mr. C. C. Salmon, with leave to sit during any adjournment of the House and to confer with the Committee of the Senate appointed for a similar purpose.

F. W. HOLDER,

House of Representatives, Speaker.

Melbourne, 19th June, 1901.

4. P rivilege.— Senator Ewing, pursuant to notice, moved, That the Senate is of opinion that the inclusion of such items as the first item of Division 22 of the Schedule to the Appropriation Bill is contrary to the provisions of the Commonwealth Constitution Act. Debate ensued. Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

5. Chairman of Committees.—TKe Postmaster-General, pursuant to notice, moved, That until permanent Standing Orders are adopted by the Senate, Senator Dobson do take the Chair in all Committees of the whole Senate. Question—put and passed.

6. Standing Orders Committee R eport.— The President, as Chairman of the Standing Orders Com­ mittee, brought up the Second Report, which he read to the Senate. The Postmaster-General moved, That the Report bo printed and considered on Wednesday next. Question—put and passed.

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7. Supply B ill (No. 2).—The Postmaster-General, according to Order, moved, That the Supply Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second· time. The Postmaster-General, pursuant to contingent notice, moved, That the Standing Orders be sus­

pended to enable the Bill to pass through all its remaining stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the question—That the President do now leave the Chair, and the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the whole,

Senator Lieut.-Col. Neild, pursuant to contingent notice of motion (No. 2), moved, That it be an instruction to the Committee on the Supply Bill that they have leave to make the following suggestion in relation to the framework of the Bill, viz. :—To leave out the words, “ For the purpose of appropriating the grant made by the House of Representatives.” Debate ensued.

8. S uspension of Sitting.·—A t half-past six p.m. the sitting of the Senate was suspended till half-past seven p.m. .

9. R esumption of Sitting.—A t half-past seven p.m. the sitting of the Senate was resumed.

10. Supply B ill (N o. 2).—Debate interrupted by the suspension of the sitting—resumed. Question—put and passed. The Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee for the consideration of the Bill. In the Committee—

Clause 1 read.

Senator Best moved, That it be a Suggestion to the House of Representatives to amend clause 1 by inserting after “ supply,” in line 2 of the clause, the word “ hereby Question—put and passed. Clauses 2 and 3 agreed to. Schedule agreed to. Senator Lieut.-Col. Neild, pursuant to the instruction to the Committee made this day, moved, That

it be a suggestion to the House of Representatives to leave out the words of recital, viz.:—·“ For the purpose of appropriating the grant made by the House of Representatives.” Question—put and passed. Senator Lieut.-Col. Neild moved, That it be a Suggestion to the House of Representatives to amend

the title by inserting after the initial words “ An Act to ” the words “ grant and apply ”. Question—put and passed. Title read. To report—That the Committee recommend that this Bill be returned to the House of Representatives

with a Message conveying the Suggestions agreed to, and that the Committee have leave to sit again on receipt of a Message from the House of Representatives. The President resumed the Chair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported accordingly. On the question—That the Report—that this Bill be returned to the House of Representatives with

a Message conveying the Suggestions agreed to, and that the Committee have leave to sit again on receipt of a Message from the House of Representatives—be adopted— Senator Higgs moved, That the Bill be recommitted to reconsider the Schedule. Question—put.

The Senate divided.

Ayes, 25.

Mr. Charleston Clemons Dawson Do Largie Dobson Drake Ferguson Glassey Major Gould Mr. Harney

Higgs Keating Macfarlane McGregor Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. Pearce

Playford

Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood Mr. Smith Stewart Styles

Sir J. H. Symon Mr. Walker Sir W. A. Zeal.

Teller.

Mr. O’Keefe.

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Noes, 4.

Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Ewing Fraser.

Teller.

Mr. Barrett.

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The Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee for the reconsideration of the Bill. In the Com m ittee-Schedule reconsidered and agreed to. To report—That the Committee recommend that this Bill be returned to the House of Representatives

with a Message conveying the Suggestions agreed to, and that the Committee have leave to sit again on receipt of a Message from the House of Representatives. The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Dobson, from the Committee, reported accordingly. Whereupon the Senate adopted such report.

11. A d.touunment.—A t twenty-one minutes past ton p.m. the Senate adjourned till half-past ten a.m, to-morrow.

12. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Matheson, Millen, O’Connor, and Pulsford.

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E. G BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

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