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The Acting Deputy President (Senator Marshall) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter requesting changes in the membership of a committee.

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr), by leave, moved—That Senator Birmingham replace Senator Boswell on the Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee for the committee's inquiry into the Energy Efficient Homes Package, and Senator Boswell be appointed as a participating member.

Question put and passed.

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported informing the Senate of changes in the membership of joint committees, as follows:

 Message no. 488, dated 4 February 2010—

  Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Ms Ley in place of Mr Robert.

  Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Mr Keenan in place of Ms Ley.

  Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee—Mr Keenan in place of Ms Ley.

  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Mr Hartsuyker in place of Mr Pearce.

  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Mr Robb in place of Mr Morrison.

  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Mr Truss in place of Mr Macfarlane.

  Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Mr Morrison in place of Dr Stone.

 Message no. 493, dated 11 February 2010—Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Mr Fletcher and Mrs Gash in place of Mr Morrison and Mr Georgiou.