Business of Joint Committee

As we have a quorum we will commence in public session. I thank Senator Colette Kelleher for her facilitation once again at the committee's commencement of business. I remind members to switch off their mobile phones please, as they interfere with the recording equipment. I have not received apologies formally. Senator Kelleher is more than welcome to stay with us but she is a free agent once again. We shall now go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.10 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.24 a.m.