Message from the President

michael colbran

Michael Colbran QC LCAPres

18 November 2014

The Law Council of Australia welcomes the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) saying it heralds a new era in the relationship between the Australian and Chinese legal professions.

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The Legal Profession Uniform Law Consultation Materials will be made available shortly. To stay informed, please visit LPUL webpage.

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26 November 2014 Intelligence Committee recommends expanding control orders, but not without increased safeguards
The Law Council of Australia responds to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report on Counter-Terrorism.

24 November 2014 Law Council representatives appear before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on proposed Migration Bill
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18 November 2014 Law Council welcomes the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
The Law Council of Australia welcomes the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) saying it heralds a new era in the relationship between the Australian and Chinese legal professions.

5 November 2014 International Chapter events discuss key issues
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3 November 2014 Law Council forwards Draft Uniform Rules to Commissioner
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