Business of Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Kate O'Connell. I understand that some members of the committee may have to leave early for other meetings and commitments.

Deputy Heydon also extends his apologies.

Okay.

At the request of the broadcasting and recording services members are requested to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are turned off completely or switched to airplane safe or flight mode, depending on the device. It is not sufficient for members to just put their phones on silent mode as there will still be a level of interference with the broadcasting system. The proceedings are being broadcast live on television. In accordance with standard procedures for paperless committees agreed by the Committee on Procedure and Privileges all documentation for the meeting has been circulated to members on the document database. I propose now to go into private session.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.36 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.43 p.m.