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COMMITTEES-CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Elstob) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) requesting a change in the membership of certain Committees.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-

(1) That Senator Archer be discharged from further attendance on the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade and that Senator Parer, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36aa, be appointed a member of the Committee.

(2) That Senator Messner be discharged from further attendance on Estimates Committee B and Senator Walters, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36ab, be appointed a member of the Committee.

Question-put and passed.