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39  Committee Membership

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

The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—

Appointed—

Substitute member: Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters for the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

Participating member: Senator Waters

Environment and Communications References Committee—

Appointed—

Substitute member: Senator McKim to replace Senator Waters for the committee’s inquiry into the commercial use of Tasmanian bumblebees

Participating member: Senator Waters

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—

Appointed—

Substitute member: Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Rice for the committee’s inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Participating member: Senator Rice

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—

Appointed—

Substitute member: Senator Rice to replace Senator Siewert for the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016

Participating member: Senator Siewert.

Question put and passed.

General business was called on.