Explainer: why is Australia adopting the global refugee compact but not the migration compact?

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Australia was one of 176 countries to vote in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees (refugee compact) in mid-November this year.

  • Azadeh Dastyari
  • The Conversation

The United Nations General Assembly will adopt it by the end of 2018.

However, Australia did not join the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (migration compact) at a conference in Morocco on December 10-11.

  • What are the compacts and what do they aim to do?

There is much confusion about the two compacts, with commentators often conflating the two documents.

However, they are…

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