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The House was informed that the Government Whip had received advice that two Members wished to resign their membership of certain committees.

Mrs B. K. Bishop (Minister for Aged Care), by leave, moved—That:

(1) Mrs Gallus (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs) be discharged from the Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage; and the Joint Standing Committee on Migration; and

(2) Mr I. E. Macfarlane (Minister for Small Business) be discharged from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources; Primary Industries and Regional Services; and the Library Committee.

Question—put and passed.