Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Smyth and Senator Hopkins. I ask members to switch off their mobile telephones as they interfere with the sound system and with the broadcast of the meeting. I propose that we go into private session to discuss housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.35 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.45 p.m.