Business of Joint Committee

I welcome everyone to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality. The committee has a quorum and will commence in public session. I thank Senator Burke for his facilitation.

I remind members to please switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment.

I am not advised of any apologies. I know some members are on their way and we look forward to them joining us.

The committee will briefly go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.04 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.51 a.m.