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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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

The Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry), by leave, moved—That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Participating member: Senator Boyce

 Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute member: Senator Siewert to replace Senator Ludlam for the committee's inquiry into the Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008

   Participating member: Senator Ludlam

 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—

  Appointed—Senator Hanson-Young

 
Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee—

  Appointed—

   Substitute members:

    Senator Siewert to replace Senator Hanson-Young for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Hanson-Young for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008

    Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Hanson-Young for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008

  Participating member: Senator Hanson-Young.

Question put and passed.