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The President informed the Senate that he had received letters from a minor party senator and an independent senator nominating senators to be members of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

The President indicated that there were two nominations, Senators Madigan and Wright, for one position on the committee, and announced that it would be necessary to proceed to a ballot.

The Senate proceeded to a ballot.

The President reported the result as follows:

 Senator Madigan: 34 votes.

 Senator Wright: 39 votes.

The President declared that Senator Wright had been chosen to serve as a member of the committee.