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Australia Chooses Border Security Over UN Migration Pact

It won’t be a popular decision with globalists.

But Prime Minister Scott Morrison stood firm on the need for Australia, and Australia only, to determine who comes into the nation. And so Australia joined Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Bulgaria to abstain from voting as the UN General Assembly endorsed a sweeping accord on migration.

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Not the unanimous approval the UN was hoping for

As AP reports, the UN-led Global Compact for Migration is the first international document to be dealing with the current worldwide migration issue.

It sought to provide more flexibility for migrants in the hopes that it would improve their likelihood of finding work.

But at the same time, the compact pushes an authorial crack down on illegal and dangerous people-moving that’s still a major concern for asylum seekers across the globe. Human smuggling has indeed become a worldwide industry.

That certainly sounds like two different birds that can’t be taken care of with just the one stone…

And yet, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is willing to accept the compact with open arms, believing it moves the world closer ‘toward humane and sensible action to benefit countries of origin, transit and destination as well as migrants themselves’.

It calls for greater solidarity with migrants in situations of appalling vulnerability and abuse.

And it highlights the imperative of devising more legal pathways for migration, which would also help to crack down on trafficking and exploitation.

Ultimately, the compact was endorsed by 152 votes in favour. However, thankfully, it isn’t legally binding.

And it didn’t get the same level of approval which the first stage of the compact received, at a conference in Marrakech, Morocco, earlier this month.

The US, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Israel and Poland were the five countries who voted against the compact.

Scott Morrison placed Australia alongside the other four abstainers in the vote, refusing to sign the agreement which his government helped draft, for the final product appeared too vague for ScoMo’s liking.

He said back in November this year:

It doesn’t distinguish between those who illegally enter Australia and those who come the right way.

I would never allow something to compromise our borders, I worked too hard to ensure that we weren’t in that position.

Luckily, our Prime Minister also spotted those two conflicting birds, and the inability of this compact to sort them both out. And a few others have spotted some inconsistencies as well.

Inconsistencies in compact lead to scepticism

Guterres revealed at the migration conference that ‘more than 60,000 migrants have died on the move since the year 2000’ and that this troubling statistic is ‘a source of collective shame’.

And yet, as AP reports, the compact insists that ‘the majority of migrants around the world today travel, live and work in a safe, orderly and regular manner’.

So understandably, there’s been audible scepticism from some countries, including our own, as to the exact intentions of the compact.

The US believe that the compact is trying to ‘globalise’ the migration process. And this in turn would penalise the sovereignty of individual countries — a reality that Trump and ScoMo are equally insistent on avoiding.

Of course, those who support the compact reiterate its non-binding nature, and that every country remains sovereign and in charge of its borders and migration policy.

But we only have to look at recent history to see how naïve such acceptance is.

UK’s divorce deal — and the never-ending trouble coming from that agreement — is just one of many that comes to mind.

Or, closer to home, us Aussies had the economic blackmail from Brussels over the Paris climate agreement.

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  1. Let them have a secret ballot, and then count how many nations would vote for the Global Compact for Migration. Globalists would not get more than 30%.

  2. Why do have & do politician aroiund the world think that every nation needs diversity. In the mid 70’s in London it was a case of spot the Anglo Saxon & Australia is now in the same boat after various Prime Ministers threw open the gates. Australia doesn’t need immigration of any sort,. If we haven’t got people with particular skills, train them. The scam that has been going on in many regional Victorian towns which sees dozens of “Tandori Restaraunts” spring up with tax payer funding. They open for a week or two, all the equipment leased, but in the mean time they have conned the Immigrant Dept that they can’t get a Pakistani cook so they employ a family member still overseas who can’t even boil water, oh & then he is” married” so another two gets through the door. As soon as the person is here they all just disappear leaving everything behind because the tax payer has funded the whole scam. Its overdue for the Government to create some emmigration. The trouble is the Government & particularly Labour & the Greens don’t have the balls & think anyone can come here. Sarah Hanson Young is a risk to our borders. You only have to see whats going on in Europe currently & this unrest is only at a crawl presently, just wait for the next GFC.

  3. Reprinted with permission.
    For decades the U.N. apperentky has run an insidious but persistent agenda to undermine autonomous ” rule of Law ” of Western Nations.

    Although not perfect, Rule of Law gave us a higher living standard that surpassed many other countries that are wrecked by Dogmatic and religious factions and tribalism.

    Our living standard was not given to us, but was achieved by the separation of religion and the state. The implementation of ” Rule of Law ” hard work, co-ordination, and co-operation between citizens. This ( sure not perfect, but better than the rest ) created a society that is of mutual benefit to each other.
    Of course we believe all countries should aim for better living standards, but WHAT is preventing those countries from achieving this.

    Seventy years and trillion of dollars in overseas aid has achieved very little or nothing to lift living standards. It is an error of judgement to continue the ” Locust ” mentality and ” Grazing ” one country after another into social turmoil and oblivion!

    Not convinced? Look at Europe and other places, far too many refugees, Mostly Males, that once they have gained access into a new country, refer back to the old Dogma, behaviour and tribalism that stuffed up their own country in the first place.

    The Traveler