Title SJ No 27 - 06 June 1968
Database Senate Journals
Date 06-06-1968
Source Senate
Parl No. 26
Number 27
Status Final
System Id chamber/journalshistorical/1968-06-06


SJ No 27 - 06 June 1968

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1968

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE N o . 27

THURSDAY, 6 JUNE 1968

1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at 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: Tariff Board Reports— Bed sheets, pillow cases, etc. (Dumping and Subsidies Act).

Gherkins (Dumping and Subsidies Act). The following Paper was presented, pursuant to Statute: Wheat Research Act—Tenth Annual Report by the Minister on the operation of . the Act, for 1967.

5 International M onetary F und—M inisterial Statement: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by leave, made a statement relating to Australia’s participation in the financing of a drawing by France from the International Monetary Fund.

…6 Postponement : Ordered, on the motion of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Senator Cohen)—That Notice of Motion No. 1, Business of the Senate, be postponed until the first day of sitting after the present period of sittings.

7 N ext M eeting of the Senate: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson) moved— That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn till to-morrow, at ten a.m. Debate ensued. Question—put. The Senate divided—

Ayes, 22

Senator— Anderson Branson Bull Cormack Davidson Drake-Brockman Greenwood

Heatley Henty Laucke Lawrie Lillico McMullin, Sir

Alister

Senator— Marriott Hrowse Rankin, Dame

Annabelle Scott Sim Webster

Wedgwood, Dame Ivy Wright

Teller:

Senator Cotton

And so it was negatived.

Senator— Bishop Cant Cavanagh Cohen

Devitt Dittmer Drury Fitzgerald

Gair Hendrickson Keeffe Kennelly Lacey McClelland

N oes, 26 Senator— McManus MulvihiU

Ormonde Poke Poyser

Ridley Tangney Turnbull Wilkinson Willesee Wood

Teller:

Senator O’Byrne

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8 Postponement: Ordered, on the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson)— That Notice of Motion No. 1, Government Business, be postponed until the next day of sitting.

9 N ational Service 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. Ordered, on the motion of Senator Branson—That the documents quoted from by

Senator McManus during his speech be laid upon the Table. Senator McManus having accordingly laid upon the Table the documents quoted from, viz.: Extracts from The Mercury dated 16 and 30 November 1964 and 29 March 1965.

Memorandum. Three “Release Simon Townsend” letter cards— Debate continued. Question—That this Bill be now read a second time—put. The Senate divided—

Ayes, 24 N oes, 22

Senator— Anderson Branson Bull

Clormack Davidson Drakc-Brockman Gair Greenwood

Hcatley Henty Laucke Lawric

Lillico McManus

Senator— McMullin, Sir Alister Marriott Browse Rankin, Dame

Annabelle Scott Sim Webster

Wood Wright

7 filer:

Senator Colton

Senator— Bishop Cant Cavanagh

Cohen Devitt Drury Fitzgerald

Hendrickson Keeffe Kennelly Lacey

McClelland

Senator— Mulvihill Ormonde Poke

Poyser Ridley Tangncy Turnbull Wilkinson Willesee

Teller:

Senator OByrne

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

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to. Clause 3 debated and agreed to. Clause 4 debated and agreed to. Clause 5 debated and agreed to. Clause 6 agreed to. Clause 7 debated and agreed to. Clauses 8 to 10 agreed to. Clause 11 debated and agreed to. The Minister for Works (Senator Wright) moved the following amendment, viz.: Page

5, after clause 11, insert the following new clause: “ 1 1a. Section 26 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the Caii:up for end thereof the following sub-section:— service.

‘(4.) Where a person has, whether before or after the commencement of this sub-section, failed to comply with the requirements of a notice served on him under sub-section (1.) of this section, the Secretary may at any time serve a further notice on the person under sub-section (1.) of this section.’.”. Debate ensued. Question—That the proposed new clause be inserted in the Bill—put.

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The Committee divided— A yes, 25

Senator— Anderson Branson

N oes, 23

Bull Oormack Davidson Drakc-Brockman Gair Greenwood Hcatley Henty Lauckc Lawrie Lillico

McKellar

Senator— McManus McMullin, Sir A lister Marriott Browse Rankin, Dame

Annabelle Scott Sim Webster

Wood Wright T eller: Senator Cotton

Senator— Bishop Cant Cavanagh

Cohen Devitt Drury

Fitzgerald Hendrickson Keeffe Kcnnelly

Lacey McClelland

Senator— Mulvihill Ormonde Poke Poyscr Ridley Tangney T urnbull Wheel don Wilkinson Willesee

Teller:

Senator O'Byme

New clause 1 1λ agreed to accordingly. Clauses 12 and 13 agreed to. The Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Senator Cohen) moved an amendment, viz.: Page 5, after clause 13, insert the following new clause:

“ 13a. Section 29a of the Principal Act is amended— Exemptions (a) by omitting from sub-section (1.) the words ‘any form of military of grounds service’ and inserting in their stead the words ‘military service, ££[” β®Î·Î¹'ου5 whether in relation to a particular war or otherwise’; and (b) by omitting sub-sections (3.) and (4.).”. Debate ensued. Ordered—That the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Bull) report progress

and ask leave to sit again.

The Deputy-President (Senator Drake-Brockman) resumed the Chair; and Senator Bull 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 at a later hour of the day.

10 Sydney (K ingsford-Smith) A irport Extensions—M inisterial Statement: The Minister for Customs and Excise (Senator Scott), by leave, made a statement relating to Government approval of the extension of the north-south runway at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport to a length of 13,000 feet. Senator Henty 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

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

11 P rinting C ommittee—Second R eport: Senator Davidson brought up the following Report from the Printing Committee:

Second R eport

The Printing Committee has the honour to report that it has met in Conference with the Printing Committee of the House of Representatives. The Joint Committee, having considered the Petitions and Papers presented to Parliament since the last meeting of the Committee, recommends that the following be printed:

Australian Research Grants Committee—Third Report of the Australian Research Grants Comm tt;e, toizether with statement of Grants approved for 1968. "

Chowilla Dam -Report by, and Resolutions of, the River Murray Commission, dated September 1961. Cocos (Keeling) Islands—Report for year 1966-67.

No. 27—6 June 1968

Commonwealth Education Conference—Report of Australian Delegation to the Fourth Commonwealth Education Conference, Lagos, 26 February to 9 March 1968. -Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Fund—Report by the Commonwealth

Actuary on the Third Quinquennial Investigation into the Fund, as at 30 June 1964. International Labour Organisation—Statement in relation to the Convention and Recommendations adopted by the Forty-seventh (1963) Session of the

International Labour Conference. Life Insurance Act—Twenty-second Annual Report of the Insurance Com­ missioner, for 1967. Norfolk Island—Report for year 1966-67.

Wheat Research Act—Tenth Annual Report by the Minister on the operation of the Act, for 1967. G. S. D avidson 6 June 1968 Senator Davidson moved, by leave—That the Report be adopted. . Question—put and passed.

12 J oint Committee of P ublic A ccounts—Reports: Senator Fitzgerald brought up the following Reports from the Joint Committee of Public Accounts: Ninety-seventh Report—Treasury Minute on the Eighty-third Report, together with Summary of that Report.

Ninety-eighth Report—The Report of the Auditor-General—Financial year 1966-67. Ninety-ninth Report—Treasury Minutes on the Fifty-fifth and Seventy-first Reports together with Summaries of those Reports. Senator Fitzgerald, by leave, made a statement in connection with the Reports. Ordered—That the Reports be printed.

13 N ational Service Bill 1968: The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Com­ mittee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Consideration resumed of proposed new clause 13a (Senator Cohen’s amendment). Question—That the proposed new clause be inserted in the Bill—put. The Committee divided—

Ayes, 22 N oes, 25

Senator—: Senator— Senator— Senator—

Bishop Mulvihill Anderson McManus

Cant Ormonde Branson McMullin, Sir

Cavanagh Poke Bull Alister

Cohen Poyser Cormack Marriott

Devitt Ridley Davidson Prowsc

Drury Tangney Drake-Brockman Rankin, Dame

Fitzgerald Wheeddon Gair Annabelle

Hendrickson Wilkinson Greenwood Scott

Keeffe Willesee Heatley Sim

Kennelly Henty Webster

Lacey Teller: Laucke Wood

McClelland Senator O'Byrne Lawrie Wright

Lillico Teller:

McKellar Senator Cotton

And so it was negatived.

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And it being after 11 p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator Drake-Brockman), under Sessional Order, put the Question—That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate. Question—resolved in the affirmative.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Drake-Brockman reported accordingly.

14 A djournment: The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at four minutes past eleven p.m. till Tuesday next at three p.m.

15 Attendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Breen (on leave), Sir Walter Cooper, Laught, McKenna, Mattner, Sir Kenneth Morris, Murphy (on leave), and Toohey.

J. R. O d g e r s, Clerk of the Senate

16950/68—2 By Authority: A. J. Arthur, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra