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.