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Opinion Opinion

Global compact a missed opportunity for Australia

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) might not have been on everyone’s summer reading list. However, it is a history-making document of immense importance in our globalised world, where the movement of people has reached unprecedented proportions. It is touted as the first ever global instrument to coordinate the governance of international migration.

Opinion Opinion

Drownings prompt deeper despair

The tragic drowning of 17-year-old Arash Yari at Parsons Beach on the South Coast of SA highlighted once again the need for migrants and refugees to be educated about the dangers of the sea and the importance of learning how to swim.

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National

ALP pledge to increase Australia’s refugee intake welcomed

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has welcomed the commitment made by the Australian Labor Party to address the global humanitarian plight of asylum-seekers by promising to increase Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025.