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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18 November 2014 Law Council welcomes the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
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