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ESTIMATES COMMITTEES--CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP

The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) informed the Senate that

the President had received letters seeking variations to the membership

of estimates committees.

The Minister for Defence (Senator Ray), by leave, moved--That Senators

be appointed to and discharged from estimates committees as follows--

Estimates Committee A

Discharged: Senator Troeth

Appointed: Senator Ferguson

Senator Troeth to replace Senator Ferguson for the consideration

of the estimates of the Department of the Prime Minister and

Cabinet and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Senator Brownhill to replace Senator O'Chee for the consideration

of the estimates of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Senator Tierney to replace Senator O'Chee for the consideration of

the estimates of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Senator Alston to replace Senator Kemp for the considerationof the

Communications component of the estimates of the Department of

Communications and the Arts.

Senator Baume to replace Senator Kemp for the consideration of the

Arts component of the estimates of the Department of

Communications and the Arts.

Estimates Committee B

Discharged: Senators Teague and Tierney

Appointed: Senators Chapman and Crane

Senator Teague to replace Senator Crane for the consideration of

the estimates of the Department of Defence and the Department of

Veterans' Affairs.

Senator Minchin to replace Senator MacGibbon for the consideration

of the estimates of the Department of Industrial Relations and the

Department of Tourism.

Estimates Committee C

Discharged: Senator Tambling

Appointed: Senator Ian Macdonald

Senator Tambling to replace Senator Ian Macdonald for the

consideration of the estimates of the Department of Human Services

and Health.

Senators Baume and Crichton-Browne to replace Senators Newman and

Patterson for the consideration of the estimates of the Department

of the Environment, Sport and Territories.

Estimates Committee D

Discharged: Senators Crane and Colston

Appointed: Senators Gibson and Loosley

Senators Chapman and Ferguson to replace Senators Parer and Gibson

for the consideration of the estimates of the Department of

Industry, Technology and Regional Development.

Estimates Committee E

Discharged: Senators Crichton-Browne, Ferguson and Ian Macdonald

Appointed: Senators Campbell, Teague and Troeth

Senators Sandy Macdonald and Minchin to replace Senators Teague

and Troeth for the consideration of the estimates of the

Department of Administrative Services.

Senators Crane and Panizza to replace Senators Campbell and Teague

for the consideration of the estimates of the Department of

Primary Industries and Energy.

Senators Sandy Macdonald and Tierney to replace Senators Campbell

and Troeth for the consideration of the estimates of the

Department of Employment, Education and Training.

Estimates Committee F

Discharged: Senators Calvert and Knowles

Appointed: Senators Colston, Ellison and Vanstone

Senator Baume to replace Senator Short for the considerationof the

estimates of the Parliamentary Departments.

Senator Calvert to replace Senator Short for the consideration of

the estimates of the Attorney-General's Department.

Senators Knowles and McGauran to replace Senators Ellison and

Vanstone for the consideration of the estimates of the Department

of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.

Senators McGauran and Patterson to replace Senators Short and

Vanstone for the consideration of the estimates of the Department

of Social Security.

Question put and passed.