Senate calls for government responses to committee reports
First Indigenous person to chair a Senate committee
After a change of government, in 1976 the committees were again reduced to seven with the discontinuation of the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations. This committee, however, proved to be indispensable and was reinstated a year later, bringing the total again to eight committees.
Other changes in the 1976 restructure included the renaming of three committees and the creation of a new Standing Committee on Science and the Environment.
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Gordon Sinclair Davidson, Senator for South Australia (1961, 1962, 1965-81), Interview with Bruce Edwards, 1984-86
National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/41, session 120, 00:13:44-00:15:19.