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31    Committee Membership

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

The Assistant Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, as follows:


Substitute member:

Senator Moore to replace Senator Collins

Senator Gallagher to replace Senator Moore for the committee’s inquiry into Commonwealth payments relating to asylum seeker boat turn backs

Participating member: Senator Collins.

Question put and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives was reported informing the Senate of a change in the membership of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories, as follows:

Message no. 440, dated 20 August 2015—Mrs BK Bishop in place of Mrs Griggs.