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    32   COMMITTEES—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip and the Chief Opposition Whip had nominated Members to be members of certain committees.

Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That:

(1)    Mr McClelland be discharged from the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and that, in his place, Mr Slipper be appointed a member of the committee;

(2)    Mr Macfarlane be appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications for the purpose of the committee’s inquiry into the National Electricity Bill 2012;

(3)    Mr Hunt be appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Regional Australia for the purpose of the committee’s inquiry into the Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012; and

(4)    Mrs B. K. Bishop be appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for the purpose of the committee’s inquiries into the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012.

Question—put and passed.