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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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
The Law Council recently appeared before the Committee following its written submission on the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Aslym Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 (the Bill).

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
The Hong Kong and New York Chapters of the Law Council's International Law Section to host a luncheon and CPD event respectively for members.

3 November 2014 Law Council forwards Draft Uniform Rules to Commissioner
The Law Council of Australia today forwarded to the Commissioner of the Uniform Legal Services Council, drafts of proposed Uniform Rules of Legal Practice, Professional Conduct and Continuing Professional Development approved by the Law Council, Law Institute of Victoria and Law Society of New South Wales.

30 October 2014 NSW Chief Justice to open International Arbitration Conference
The 2014 International Arbitration Conference will be opened by the Chief Justice of New South Wales, the Hon. Tom Bathurst AC, in Sydney on 13 November 2014.