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Australia joins US in rejecting UN migration pact

Updated : November 21, 2018 08:06 AM IST

Adopting the pact "would risk encouraging illegal entry to Australia and reverse... hard-won successes in combating the people-smuggling trade", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a joint statement with his home and foreign ministers. 
Morrison was an architect of Australia's hardline policy of detaining asylum-seekers trying to reach the country by boat on remote Pacific islands. 
Australia joins US in rejecting UN migration pact
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