Title SJ No 56 - 20 September 1901
Database Senate Journals
Date 20-09-1901
Source Senate
Parl No. 1
Number 56
Status Final
System Id chamber/journalshistorical/1901-09-20


SJ No 56 - 20 September 1901

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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No. 56.

JO U R N A L S OF T H E SEN ATE.

FRIDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER, 1901.

1. M eeting of S enate.—The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. PRAYERS.

3. P etition.—Senator Barrett presented a Petition (No. 23) from 190 women, officers in the Victorian Postal Department, praying the Senate to entertain no proposal for the reduction of the £110 minimum salary provided by the Public Service Bill. Petition received and read.

4. P aper.—The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following paper, viz., Further Correspondence re introduction of Japanese into the Northern Territory. Ordered to be printed.

5. L aunceston and W est Coast, T asmania, D aily M ail.—Senator Keating, pursuant to notice, asked the Postmaster-General have the inquiries that were being made by him relative to the establishment of a through day mail service between Launceston and the West Coast of Tasmania been concluded ; and, if concluded, will he place the result of such inquiries upon the Table of this Senate. The Postmaster-General replied—Inquiries are being made, but the information has not yet been

obtained.

6. M ilitary Camp, H obart.—Senator Keating, pursuant to notice, moved, That there be laid upon the Table of this Senate— 1. Copies of all correspondence and documents in the possession of the Department of Defence relative to the recent inquiry into the arrangements made for the holding of a military camp

at Hobart during the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to that city. 2. Copies of all correspondence and documents in the possession of the Department of Defence relative to the recent dismissal of Private McKercher from the Defence Force of Tasmania. Question put and passed.

7. P roperty A cquisition B ill.—The Chairman of Committees having certified that the fair print of the Property Acquisition Bill was in accordance with the Bill as agreed to in Committee and reported, The Vice-President of the Executive Council moved, That this Bill be now read a third time. Question—put. Senate divided.

Ayes, 19.

Sir II. C. Baker Mr. Barrett Best

Lieut.-Col. Cameron Mr. Charleston De Largie Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake

Ewing Ferguson Glassey Higgs

Keating McGregor O’Connor O’Keefe Pearce Lieut.-Col. Sir F. T. Sargood.

Teller.

Mr. Dobson,

And so it was resolved in the affirmative. Bill read a third time and passed.

JNoes, 4.

M r. Macfarlane Smith Walker.

Teller.

Lieut.-Col. Neild.

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8. D istillation B ill.—The Vice-President of the Executive Council according to Order moved, That the Distillation Bill be now read a second time. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second time. The Senate according to Order resolved itself into a Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee,

Clauses 1-3 agreed to. Clause 4 amended and agreed to. Clauses 5-84 agreed to. Schedules agreed to. To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the Chair; and Mr. Best, from the Committee, reported that the Committee

had considered the Bill, and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again. Ordered that the Committee have leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

9. P ostponement of B usiness.—Ordered, that Order of the Day No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

10. P ublic Service B ill.—The Senate according to Order resolved itself into a Committee for the further i; l . consideration of the Public Service Bill.

In the Committee,

Clause 5 further considered.

11. Suspension of Committee.—-At one p.m. the sitting of the Committee was suspended until two p.m.

12. R esumption of Committee.—A t two p.m. the sitting of the Committee was resumed.

13. P ublic S ervice B ill.— Clause 5 fu rth e r considered. Senator McGregor moved an amendment, viz., in line 3, to leave out “ six,” with a view to insert “ three ” in lieu thereof. Question—That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the clause—put. Committee divided.

Ayes, 1G.

Mr. Dawson De Largie Sir J. W. Downer Mr. Drake

Ferguson Glassey Higgs Keating Macfarlane O’Connor O’Keefe Lieut.-Col. Sir. F. T. Sargood Mr. Smith

Stewart Walker.

Teller.

Mr. Barrett.

Senator Pearce moved an amendment, viz., in page 3, to leave out “ Commissioner ” in line 5, with a view to insert “ Governor-General.’” To report progress and ask leave to sit again. The President resumed the C hair; and Mr. Best, from the Committee, reported that the Com­

mittee had considered the Bill, and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again. Ordered—That the Committee have leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

14. P aper.—The Postmaster-General laid on the Table the following Paper, viz.:— Further correspondence re Post-office Officials.

Ordered to be printed.

15. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at forty-seven minutes past three p.m. till Wednesday, 25th September, at half-past two p.m.

16. A ttendance.—Present, all the Members except Senators Clemons, Fraser (on leave), Major Gould, Harney (on leave), Matheson (on leave), Milieu, Styles (on leave), and Sir W. A. Zeal.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk of the Parliaments.

Noes, 10. Sir R. C. Baker Mr. Best Charleston

Dobson Ewing McGregor Lieut.-Col. Neild Mr. Playford Sir J. H. Symon.

Teller.

Mr. Pearce.

Printed and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of A ustralia by R obt. S. B rain, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.