Australia could withdraw from Global Compact for Migration

Australia could withdraw from Global Compact for Migration, by Primrose Riordan.

The Turnbull government has left open the door to withdrawing from a global migration deal that so far only the US and Hungary have failed to sign.

Despite taking a strong position on other international agreements, Labor has refused to take a position on whether Australia should sign the agreement in the lead-up to this weekend’s by-elections.

UN member states, led by Mexico and Switzerland and including Australia, helped negotiate the Global Compact for Migration and the final text suggests it could pressure Canberra to revise its immigration-detention policies and immigration laws. …

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the pact was a “threat to the world” as it could “inspire” people to migrate.

That international agreement sounds like yet another attempt by bureaucrats and globalists to bypass popular western opinion, in pursuit of their policy of neutering western populations.

hat-tip Stephen Neil