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The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bjelke-Petersen) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) requesting a variation in the membership of certain Estimates Committees.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-

(1) That the following Senators be discharged from further attendance on Estimates Committees-

Estimates Committee A-Senator Hill

Estimates Committee D-Senator Michael Baume

Estimates Committee E-Senator Teague.

(2) That the following Senators, having been duly nominated in accordance with Standing Order 36ab, be appointed members of Estimates Committees-

Estimates Committee A-Senator Alston

Estimates Committee D-Senator Teague

Estimates Committee E-Senator Michael Baume.

Question-put and passed.