11th Parliament · 1st Session
Mr. Speaker (Sob. Sir Littleton Groom) took the chair at 3 p.m., and read prayers.
– I have to inform the House that, during the adjournment, I received from the Right Honorable W. A. Watt a letter dated the 5th July, 1929, resigning his seat as member for the electoral division of Balaclava, in the State of Victoria, and that on the 11th July I issued a writ for the election of a member to serve for the said electoral division. I have received a return to that writ, and, by the endorsement thereon, it appears that Thomas Walter White has been elected.
Mr. White made and subscribed the oath of allegiance.
Assent to the following bills reported-
Wine Overseas Marketing Bill, 1929.
Wine Grapes Charges Bill, 1929.
Supply Bill (No. 1) 1929-30.
Economic Research Bill, 1929.
Seat of Government Acceptance Bill, 1929.
Income Tax Assessment Bill, 1929.
Dried Fruits Export Charges Bill, 1929.
War Service Homes Bill, 1929.
Australian Soldiers’ Repatriation Bill, 1929.
Dairy Produce Export Charges Bill, 1929.
Canned Fruits Export Charges Bill, 1929.
National Debt Sinking Fund Bill, 1929.
THE LATE HON. J. H. McCOLL.
– I have received from the widow of the late Honorable James Hiers McColl a letter thanking the House for its resolution of sympathy.
Motion of Want of Confidence.
– I give notice that to-morrow I shall move -
That, by its withdrawal of the lockout prosecution against the wealthy colliery proprietor, John Brown, after its vigorous prosecutions of trade unionists, the Government has shown that in the administration of the law it unjustly discriminates between the rich and the poor; and that as a consequence the Government has forfeited the confidence of this House.
– The Deputy Leader of the Opposition having given notice of a direct motion of want of confidence in the Government I, in accordance with parliamentary practice, move -
That the House do now adjourn.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
House adjourned at 8.8 p.m.
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