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Thursday, 20 March 2008
Page: 1445


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —The President has received letters from party leaders seeking variations to the membership of committees.

Senator STEPHENS (New South Wales —Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector and Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion) [3:44 PM] —by leave—I move:

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

Community Affairs Committee--

Appointed, as a substitute member: Senator Crossin to replace Senator Polley for the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008

Appointed, as a participating member: Senator Polley

Electoral Matters--Joint Standing Committee--

Discharged: Senator Fifield

Appointed: Senator Ronaldson

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities--Select Committee--

Appointed: Senator Siewert

Appointed, as participating members: Senators Abetz, Barnett, Bartlett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Bushby, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Ellison, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Fifield, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kemp, Lightfoot, Ian Macdonald, Sandy Macdonald, Mason, Milne, Minchin, Nash, Nettle, Parry, Patterson, Payne, Ronaldson, Troeth, Trood and Watson

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee--

Appointed, as a participating member: Senator Murray.

Question agreed to.