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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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

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

 Economics Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Substitute members:

   Senator McEwen to replace Senator Urquhart from 9 am to 3 pm; and Senator Sherry to replace Senator Urquhart from 3 pm, for the consideration of the 2011-12 additional estimates on 15 February 2012

   Senator Sherry to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2011-12 additional estimates on 16 February 2012

   Senator McEwen to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2011-12 additional estimates on 17 February 2012

 Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References Committees—

  Discharged—Senator Edwards

  Appointed—

   Senator Sinodinos

   Participating member: Senator Edwards

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright for the committee's inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012

   Participating member: Senator Wright

 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Substitute member: Senator McEwen to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2011-12 additional estimates on 13 February and 14 February 2012.

Question put and passed.