Title SJ No 52 - 16 October 1968
Database Senate Journals
Date 16-10-1968
Source Senate
Parl No. 26
Number 52
Status Final
System Id chamber/journalshistorical/1968-10-16


SJ No 52 - 16 October 1968

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1968

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE No. 52

WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 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 Cormack presented a petition from 545 citizens praying that the Government will take certain action to assist the Dairy Industry. Petition received and read.

4 Q uestions : Questions on notice were answered.

5 M otion for A djournment, to D ebate M atter of U rgency: Senator Keefle, in order to debate a matter of urgency, viz.: “The failure of the Government to initiate action to police, control and conserve the resources of the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Great Barrier Reef”, moved—That (he Senate, at its rising, adjourn till

tomorrow at quarter-past eleven a.m. Debate ensued. Documents referred to: Senator Keeffe laid upon the Table the following documents referred to in his speech:

Maps (two papers). Debate continued. Closure moved: Senator O’Byrne moved—That the Question be now put. Question—That the Question be now put—put. The Senate divided—

S e n a t o r —

A y e s, 23

S e n a t o r —

N o e s, 2 7

S e n a t o r — S e n a t o r —

B is h o p M u lv ih ill A n d e r s o n M a r r i o t t

C a n t M u r p h y B u ll M a u n s e ll

C a v a n a g h O r m o n d e B u ttfie ld R a e

C o h e n P o k e B y r n e R a n k i n , D a m e

D e v itt P o y s e i C o r m a c k A n n a b e l l e

D r u r y R id le y D a v id s o n S c o tt

F it z g e r a ld W h e e J d o n D r a k e - B r o c k m a n S im

G e o r g e s W ilk in s o n G a i r W e d g w o o d , D a m e

K e e ffe W ille s e e G r e e n w o o d Iv y

L a c e y W r ie d t L a u c k e W ith e r s

M c C le lla n d T e lle r : l - a u g h t W r ig h t

M illin e r S e n a t o r O ’B y rn c L a w rie Y o u n g

L illic o L i ttle

M c K e l l a r

M c M u l l i n , S ir

A lis te r

T e lle r :

S e n a t o r C o t t o n

And so it was negatived. And the debate having reached the limit of three hours allowed by Standing Order 64, the Business of the Day was called on.

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6 Papers: The following Paper was presented, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General: Tariff Board Report—‘Wet blue' goat and kid skin leather—Tariff classification. The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute:

Atomic Energy Act—Sixteenth Annual Report of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission, together with financial accounts and the Auditor-General’s Report thereon, for year 1967-68. Stevedoring Industry (Temporary Provisions) Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules

1968, No. 119. Taxation Acts— Forty-seventh Report of the Commissioner of Taxation, dated 1 October 1968. Taxation Statistics 1966-67 (Supplement to Forty-seventh Report).

7 C ustoms 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 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.

8 E xcise 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 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.

9 D istillation 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.

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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 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.

10 Beer E xcise A ct R epeal 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 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.

11 C anned F ruit Excise A ct R epeal 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 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.

12 Sales T ax A ssessment 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.

In the Committee

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

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The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary 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.

13 Particulars of Proposed E xpenditure 1968-69—Papers: The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of proposed expenditure for the year 1968-69.

In the Committee

The Committee took note of the proposed expenditure in relation to the following Divisions: 430-459 Prime Minister’s Department, $24,837,000; and 880-883 „ „ „ , $10,277,700 (after further debate);

150 Department of the Cabinet Office, $232,000. Question proposed—That the Committee take note of the proposed expenditure in relation to the following Divisions: 520-530 Department of Trade and Industry, $23,876,000; and

910-911 „ „ „ „ „ , $765,000.

Debate ensued.

And it being 11 p.m.: The Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood), under Sessional Order, put the Question—That she do leave the Chair and report to the Senate. Question—resolved in the affirmative.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Dame Ivy Wedgwood 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 one minute past eleven p.m. till to-morrow at eleven a.m.

15 A ttendance: Present, all' the Members except Senators Branson (on leave), Dittmer (on leave), McManus (on leave), Prowse, Toohey (on leave), Webster (on leave) and Wood.

J. R. O dgers, Clerk of the Senate

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