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STANDING COMMITTEES-CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) requesting changes in the membership of certain Standing Committees.

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt), by leave, moved-

(1) That Senator Parer be discharged from further attendance on the Standing Committee on Education and the Arts and that Senator Newman, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36aa, be appointed a member of the Committee.

(2) That Senator Alston, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36aa, be appointed a member of the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

Question-put and passed.