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Thursday, 29 May 1997
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The PRESIDENT —I have received letters from party leaders seeking variations to the membership of committees.

Motion (by Senator Campbell)—by leave—agreed to:

That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Community Affairs References Committee—

Appointed: Senator Forshaw

Discharged: Senator Denman

Economics Legislation Committee—

Appointed: Senator Jacinta Collins from 1 June 1997

Discharged: Senator Sherry from 1 June 1997

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Employment, Education and Training Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Employment, Education and Training References Committee—

Appointed: Senator Denman

Discharged: Senator Forshaw

Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Substitute member: Senator Tierney to replace Senator Lightfoot for matters relating to communications and the arts

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—

Appointed: Senator Lightfoot

Discharged: Senator Ian Macdonald

Participating member: Senator Stott Despoja for the committee's inquiry into the necessity for public accountability of all government services provided by government contractors

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—

Appointed: Senator Reynolds

Discharged: Senator Bolkus

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—

Appointed: Senator Hogg

Discharged: Senator Forshaw

Participating members: Senator Forshaw and Murphy

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—

Discharged: Senator Bob Collins

Participating member: Senator Murphy

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—

Appointed: Senator O'Brien

Discharged: Senator Bob Collins.