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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Page: 1540


The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Moore)—The President has received a message from the House of Representatives informing the Senate of a resolution agreed to by the House varying the resolution of appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library. Copies of the message have been circulated to senators in the chamber.

The message read as follows—

Mr President,

The House of Representatives acquaints the Senate of the following resolution which has been agreed to by the House of Representatives, and requests the concurrence of the Senate therein:

That paragraph (6) of the resolution of appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library be amended to read:

That the committee shall elect 2 of its members to be joint chairs, 1 being a Senator or Member who is a member of the government party or parties, and 1 being a Senator or Member who is a member of the non-government parties, provided that the joint chairs may not be members of the same House. The joint chair nominated by the government party or parties shall chair meetings of the committee, and the joint chair nominated by the non-government parties shall take the chair whenever the other joint chair is not present.

Harry Jenkins

Speaker

House of Representatives,

17 November 2010

Senator FEENEY (Victoria —Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) [6:39 PM] —by leave—I move:

That the Senate concurs with the resolution of the House of Representatives varying the resolution of the appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library.

Question agreed to.