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ESTIMATES COMMITTEES--CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP

The Acting Deputy- President (Senator Colston) informed the Senate that the President had received letters from the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate requesting variations in the membership of Estimates Committees.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Senator Baume), by leave, moved--

(1) That the following Senators be discharged from further attendance on the Committees indicated :

Estimates Committee A--Senator Hamer

Estimates Committee B--Senators Button and Martin

Estimates Committee C--Senator McClelland

Estimates Committee D--Senator Collard

Estimates Committee E--Senators Scott and Young

Estimates Committee F--Senators Jessop and Mulvihill

Estimates Committee G--Senator Colston.

(2) That the following Senators, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36AB, be appointed members of the Committees indicated:

Estimates Committee A--Senators Bolkus, Martin and Reid

Estimates Committee B--Senators Collard, Colston, Hamer and Teague Estimates Committee C--Senator Robert Ray

Estimates Committee D--Senator Jessop

Estimates Committee E--Senators Childs, Crichton-Browne and Hill Estimates Committee F--Senators Coates, Jones and Withers Estimates Committee G--Senator Giles

Estimates Committee H--Senators Foreman and Scott.

Question--put and passed.