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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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

The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (Senator Feeney), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

 Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Smith

 Community Affairs References Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Smith

 Economics Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute members:

    Senator Sherry to replace Senator Bishop for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 1 June 2012

    Senator Gallacher to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 30 May 2012, and on 1 June 2012

    Senator Furner to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates on 31 May 2012

   Participating member: Senator Smith

 Economics References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Environment and Communications References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Finance and Public Administration References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute members:

    Senator Singh to replace Senator Bishop for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 31 May 2012

    Senator Cameron to replace Senator Stephens for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 31 May 2012

   Participating member: Senator Smith

 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—

  Discharged—Senator Wright

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Procedure—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Kroger

 Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Smith

 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator McEwen to replace Senator Urquhart till 30 June 2012

   Participating members: Senators Smith and Urquhart

 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Smith

 Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Bushby

 Senators' Interests—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Kroger

 Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Smith.

Question put and passed.

At 6.50 pm—