Australia Leaves UN Migration Pact — Won’t Risk ‘Hard-Won’ Border Control Success


Australia will not be signing up to the UN migration pact, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said, explaining he was not willing to risk the government's successes in fighting people trafficking.

"We believe that the compact is inconsistent with our well-established policies and not in Australia's interests," asserted the ministers, adding that the document "fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way, particularly with respect to the provision of welfare and other benefits".