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ANIMAL WELFARE-SELECT COMMITTEE-MEMBERSHIP AND POWERS

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp)- (1) That the Select Committee on Animal Welfare consist of 4 Senators, 2 to be nominated by the Leader of the Government, 1 to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and 1 to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Democrats.

(2) That the Committee proceed to the despatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(3) That the Committee elect as Chairman one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Government.

(4) That the Chairman of the Committee may, from time to time, appoint another member of the Committee to be the Deputy-Chairman of the Committee, and that the member so appointed act as Chairman of the Committee at any time when there is no Chairman or the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the Committee.

(5) That, in the event of an equality of voting, the Chairman, or the Deputy-Chairman when acting as Chairman, have a casting vote.

(6) That the quorum of the Committee shall be 2.

(7) That the Committee have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(8) That the Committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the Committee with the approval of the President.

(9) That the Committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

(10) That the Committee report to the Senate as soon as possible.

(11) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Committee has completed its report, the Committee may send its report to the President of the Senate or, if the President is not available, to the Deputy-President, who is authorised to give directions for its printing and circulation and, in such event, the President or Deputy-President shall lay the report upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(12) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Debate resumed.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moved an amendment, viz: Paragraph 1, leave out the figures ''4'', ''2'' and ''1'' (first occurring), insert ''6'', ''3'' and ''2''.

Debate continued.

Question-That the figures proposed to be left out be left out-put and negatived.

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Main Question-put and passed.