Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Senator Mary White.

I welcome Deputy Mick Wallace as a new member and thank Deputy Tom Fleming for his contribution during the time he was a member of the committee. Neither Deputy is present, but I shall record my sentiments. I confirm that Deputy Mick Wallace is joining the committee.

He will add a bit of colour to it.

Exactly. We will now go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.40 p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.10 p.m.