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26    Committee Membership

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

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

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Johnston

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Lindgren

Participating member: Senator Johnston

Economics Legislation Committee—

Discharged—Senator Canavan

Appointed—Senator Smith

Economics References Committee—

Discharged—Senator Canavan

Appointed—Senator Smith

Education and Employment Legislation Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Lindgren

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Johnston

Participating member: Senator Lindgren

Education and Employment References Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Reynolds

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Johnston

Participating member: Senator Reynolds

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—

Appointed [for the purposes of the committee’s inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016]—Participating members: Senators Di Natale, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, McKim, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Waters and Whish-Wilson

Environment and Communications References Committee—

Appointed—

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

Participating member: Senator Singh

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Smith

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Lindgren

Participating member: Senator Smith

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Smith

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Lindgren

Participating member: Senator Smith

Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee—

Appointed—Senator O’Sullivan

Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Select Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Canavan

Participating member: Senator Smith

Appointed—Senator O’Sullivan

Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee—

Discharged—Senator Canavan

Appointed—Senator Lindgren

Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures—Select Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Canavan

Participating members: Senators Ruston and Sinodinos

Appointed—

Senator Abetz

Participating member: Senator Ronaldson

Unconventional Gas Mining—Select Committee—

Discharged—Senator Canavan

Appointed—Senator Johnston.

Question put and passed.