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Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Page: 2996


Senator FEENEY (VictoriaParliamentary Secretary for Defence) (18:50): I seek leave to move a motion to vary the membership of committees so that Senator Smith can go on a plethora of new committees. I note he will be joining the august ranks of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which I am sure he will treasure.

Leave granted.

Senator FEENEY: I move:

That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees in accordance with the document circulated in the chamber.

The list read as follows—

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Appointed--Senator Smith

Communi ty Affairs References Committee—

Appointed--Senator Smith

Economics Legislation Committee--

Appointed--

Substitute members:

Senator Sherry to replace Senator Bishop for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 1 June 2012

Senator Gallacher to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 30 May 2012, and on 1 June 2012

Senator Furner to replace Senator Urquhart for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates on 31 May 2012

Participating member: Senator Smith

Economics References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Environment and Communications References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Finance and Public Administration References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee--

Appointed--

Substitute members:

Senator Singh to replace Senator Bishop for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 31 May 2012

Senator Cameron to replace Senator Stephens for the consideration of the 2012-13 Budget estimates from 28 May to 31 May 2012

Participating member: Senator Smith

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee--

Discharged--Senator Wright

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Procedure Committee--

Appointed--Senator Kroger

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee--

Appointed--Senator Smith

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee--

Appointed--

Substitute member:

Senator McEwen to replace Senator Urquhart till 30 June 2012

Participating members: Senators Smith and Urquhart

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee--

Appointed--Participating member: Senator Smith

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee--

Appointed--Senator Bushby

Senators' Interests—Standing Committee--

Appointed--Senator Kroger

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee--

Appointed--Senator Smith.

Question agreed to.