Business of Joint Committee

Members are requested to ensure their mobile phones are turned off for the duration of the meeting as they interfere with the sound system. Apologies have been received from Senator Colette Kelleher. I propose that we now go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.34 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.49 p.m.