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COAG delays sign-off on national profession

Approval of the new legislative package for the national legal profession framework has been delayed after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) cancelled its meeting scheduled for this…

Approval of the new legislative package for the national legal profession framework has been delayed after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) cancelled its meeting scheduled for this week.

Anticipating that COAG would accept the new legislative package at this week's meeting and make a recommendation for the jurisdiction to host the legislation at its July meeting, the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has expressed its disappointment over the delay, calling for COAG to consider the new legal framework out of session.

"The Australian legal profession is looking forward to progressing the establishment of the new national regulatory framework and is hopeful COAG will progress this matter out of session," said LCA president Alex Ward.

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