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Australia joins US, Israel in refusing to sign UN migration pact

Nov 21, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- Australia will not join a United Nations-backed global pact on migration, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, citing concerns that the deal would be used to "undermine Australia's strong border protection laws and practices."

The Morrison government's decision comes as countries from around the world move to formally adopt the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" pact next month.

The UN made the decision to come up with a global compact o...