In praise of the PM: Controlling who comes to Australia

In praise of the PM: Controlling who comes to Australia, an editorial in The Spectator Australia.

The UN’s Global Compact on Migration (GCM) and its ‘twin’, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), will soon be endorsed by the UN General Assembly. Hey, why not? The third worlders get entry into first world countries and their welfare systems.

If Australia signs up to this monstrous treaty – which those same Foreign Affairs bureaucrats have already had a significant role in drafting — we will have abandoned the most important element in any nation’s sovereignty — the right to determine, in John Howard’s words, ‘who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come’. …

PM Morrison has refused to sign — hooray!

This magazine is always quick to condemn politicians for what we perceive to be errors, betrayals or poor judgment. But we are equally quick to praise. In this instance, full marks to the Prime Minister for stating unequivocally that Australia will join the US, Israel, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria by refusing to sign the Compact on Immigration. This is good news for the nation and hopefully proves to the Liberal party that electoral success and public acclaim will follow sound policy based on genuine conservative, mainstream values.

Related: Slovakia will not support UN migration pact under any circumstances, Czech Prime Minister says.

hat-tip Stephen Neil