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Thursday, 27 June 1996
Page: 2343


The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Calvert) —I have received letters from party leaders seeking variations to the membership of committees.

Motion (by Senator Kemp) agreed to:

That senators be discharged from and appointed to committees as follows:

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee—

Appointed: Senator MacGibbon from 1 July 1996

   Discharged: Senator Ferris

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

   Participating member: Senator Mackay

Economics References Committee—

   Participating members: Senators Allison, Bourne and Stott Despoja for the committee's inquiry into the Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1996

   Substitute members:

      (a)   Senator Cooney to replace Senator Mackay on 29 July and 30 July 1996

      (b)   Senators to replace Senator Bishop for the committee's inquiry into the Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1996, as follows:

         (i)   from 1 July, Senator Sherry

         (ii)   from 9 July, Senator Forshaw

         (iii)   from 17 July, Senator Murphy

         (iv)   from 26 July, Senator Sherry

Employment, Education and Training Legislation Committee—

Participating member: Senator Mackay

Substitute member: Senator McGauran to replace Senator Troeth from 12 July to 12 August 1996

Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee—

Participating members: Senators Crane, Ferguson and Kemp

Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts References Committee—

Participating member: Senator West for the committee's inquiry into the Telstra (Dilution of Public Ownership) Bill 1996

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—

Appointed: Senator Sandy Macdonald from 1 July 1996

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—

Substitute members: Senators Coonan and Boswell to replace Senators Troeth and Ellison from 1 July to 20 August 1996

Public Accounts—Joint Statutory Committee—

Appointed: Senator Ian Macdonald from 1 July 1996

Discharged: Senator Baume from 1 July 1996

Publications—Standing Committee—

Appointed: Senator Gibbs from 1 July 1996

Discharged: Senator Neal from 1 July 1996

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References Committee—

Participating member: Senator West.