The Liberals’ decision to refuse to sign the United Nations Global Compact for Migration is an admission that their refugee policies are in breach of international law, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says
“There is nothing remotely controversial in the document, and the Liberals are once again undermining global collaboration on refugees,” Senator McKim said.
“Ensuring that migrants are not arbitrarily detained, and that decisions to detain are based on law should not pose any kind of challenge to a government which supports the rule of law.”
“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the Liberals would turn their backs on the world’s refugees like this.”
“This is a Government that wears its cruelty on its sleeve, and it now joins other far right regimes like the United States and Israel in working against global agreements on migration.”
“The displacement of people worldwide can only be solved if nations work together, not through the isolation and cruelty advocated by the Australian Government.”