AUSTRALIA has joined the United States and Poland in rejecting the United Nations migration pact.
Scott Morrison said signing pact would “undermine Australia’s immigration policies” and added that “it is not in country’s interest.”
The UN Global Compact for Migration will create a “world without borders” and would increase the movement of migrants around the world.
“We believe the Compact is inconsistent with our well-established policies and not in Australia’s interest,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
He said the pact “would risk encouraging illegal entry to Australia and reverse … hard-won successes in combating the people-smuggling trade”.
The UN Pact is due to be adopted next month, but the United States and Poland have already rejected it.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told Polish state broadcaster Radio Poland: “We believe that this is not a good solution. This is not a method that would make it possible to reduce the migration crisis. On the contrary, it would only intensify the crisis.”
Trump rejected the deal in December 2017, the United States said: “We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”