Message from the President

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Michael Colbran QC LCAPres

22 October 2014

The Law Council of Australia welcomes the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014.

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