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Tuesday, 17 September 1974
Page: 1158

Debate resumed from 30 July (vide page 553), on motion by Senator Douglas McClelland:

(   1 ) That the Senate concurs in the resolution transmitted to the Senate by message No. 7 of the House of Representatives relating to the appointment of a joint committee to report on and make recommendations for a parliamentary committee system.

(2)   That the provisions of the resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

(3)   That the foregoing resolutions be communicated to the House of Representatives by message.

Upon which Senator Withers had moved by way of amendment:

(   1 ) At end of paragraph ( 1 ) add 'subject to the following modifications:

(a)   paragraph (2), leave out the paragraph, insert the following paragraph:

(2)   That the committee consist of three Members of the House of Representatives nominated by the Prime Minister, two Members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition, one Member nominated by the Leader of the Australian Country Party, three Senators nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, two Senators nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and one Senator nominated by the Leader of the Australian Country Party in the Senate';

(b)   paragraph (6), leave out the paragraph, insert the following paragraph:

(6)   That the committee elect as Deputy-Chairman one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition being a member from a different House than the Chairman, and that the member so elected act as Chairman of the committee at any time when the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the committee '. '

(2)   At end of paragraph (3), add 'with a request for the concurrence of that House in the Senate's modifications of the Resolution transmitted to the Senate by that House'.







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