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25    Committee Membership

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

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

Discharged—Senator Heffernan

Appointed—

Senator Paterson

Participating member: Senator Heffernan

Community Affairs References Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Heffernan

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Paterson

Participating member: Senator Heffernan

Economics Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Education and Employment Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—

Discharged—

Senator Abetz

Participating member: Senator Canavan

Appointed—

Senator Paterson

Participating member: Senator Abetz

Environment and Communications References Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Health—Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee—

Discharged—Senator O’Sullivan

Appointed—Senator Paterson

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

National Broadband Network—Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee—

Discharged—Senator Reynolds

Appointed—Senator Paterson

Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Publications—Standing Committee—

Discharged—Senator Back

Appointed—Senator Paterson

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References Committees—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

School Funding Investment—Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures—Select Committee—

Discharged—Senator Abetz

Appointed—

Senator Paterson

Participating member: Senator Abetz

Trade and Investment Growth—Joint Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson

Unconventional Gas Mining—Select Committee—

Appointed—Participating member: Senator Paterson.

Question put and passed.