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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Whish-Wilson) informed the Senate that the President had received letters requesting changes in the membership of committees.

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

 Abbott Government's Commission of Audit—Select Committee—

  Appointed--

   Senators Bernardi, Bushby, Dastyari, Di Natale, Lines, Lundy and Smith

   Participating members: Senators Abetz, Back, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Conroy, Cormann, Edwards, Eggleston, Farrell, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Ludlam, Ludwig, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Johnston, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, McLucas, Milne, Moore, Nash, O'Neill, Parry, Payne, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Ruston, Scullion, Seselja, Siewert, Singh, Sinodinos, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wong and Wright

 Education and Employment References Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute members:

    Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Rhiannon for the committee's inquiry into the immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia

    Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Rhiannon for the committee's inquiry into the delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services

   Participating member: Senator Rhiannon

 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—

  Discharged—Senator Ludwig

  Appointed—Senator Bishop

 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Whish-Wilson for the committee's inquiry into the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

   Participating member: Senator Whish-Wilson

 
Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee—

  Appointed—Senators Bishop, Eggleston, Fawcett, Faulkner and Ludwig, pursuant to the Intelligence Services Act 2001

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright for the committee's inquiry into the Migration Amendment Bill 2013

   Participating member: Senator Wright

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Wright for the committee's inquiry into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

   Participating member: Senator Wright

 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute members:

    Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Whish-Wilson for the committee's inquiry into public transport

    Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson for the committee's inquiry into the implications of the restrictions on the use of Fenthion on Australia's horticulture industry

    Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson for the committee's inquiry into the future of beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia

    Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson for the committee's inquiry into grass-fed cattle levies

   Participating member: Senator Whish-Wilson

 School Funding—Select Committee—

  Appointed--

   Senators Collins, Kroger, McKenzie, O'Neill, Urquhart, Williams and Wright

   Participating members: Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Bishop, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Carr, Colbeck, Conroy, Cormann, Dastyari, Edwards, Eggleston, Farrell, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Heffernan, Johnston, Lines, Ludwig, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McLucas, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Ruston, Scullion, Seselja, Singh, Sinodinos, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem and Wong.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash), by leave, made a statement relating to the matter.