Business of Joint Committee

I remind Members to turn off their mobile phones. Apologies have been received from Deputy Funchion and Senators Gavin and Ruane. Senator Kelleher will be substituting for Senator Ruane. I propose that we conduct our public business and thereafter go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed. We will suspend to allow the witness to take his seat.

Sitting suspended at 3.39 p.m. and resumed at 3.42 p.m.