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31    Committee Membership

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

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

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—

Appointed—Participating members [for the purposes the committee’s inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016]: Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Day, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, Seselja, Smith, Wang and Williams

Environment and Communications References Committee—


Substitute member: Senator Edwards to replace Senator Reynolds for the committee’s inquiry into oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight

Participating member: Senator Reynolds

Establishment of a National Integrity Commission—Select Committee—


Senators Abetz and Johnston

Participating members: Senators Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures—Select Committee—


Substitute members:

Senator Brown to replace Senator Urquhart on 8 March 2016

Senators Carr and Marshall to replace Senators Urquhart and Lines on 11 March 2016

Participating members: Senators Lines and Urquhart.

Question put and passed.