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The Acting Deputy President (Senator Bishop) informed the Senate that the President had received letters requesting changes in the membership of committees.

The Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

 Environment and Communications References Committee—


   Substitute member: Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters for the committee's inquiry into recent programming decisions made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

   Participating member: Senator Waters

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—


   Substitute member: Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright for the committee's inquiry into the agreement between Australia and Malaysia in relation to asylum seekers

   Participating member: Senator Wright.

Question put and passed.