December 2018 issue of ACMRO News

ACMRO News December 2018

ICMC: An Introduction to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration 

The recently adopted Migration Compact can transform the lives of nearly 250 million migrants around the world. But what is it, exactly? Why and how was it developed? What is it trying to achieve? How will it change the reality of migrants? Does it have shortcomings? And what role can NGOs play in its implementation? These questions find clear and straightforward responses in an 8-page publication made available by ICMC’s MADE civil society network.

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Vatican Migrants and Refugee Section: Adoption of the Global Compacts on Migration 

The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 and 11 December 2018. The Holy See will join many of the world's governments in adopting this Compact, the world's first international agreement on migration in general. Last month, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was approved by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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ACMRO Media Release: ALP Pledges Increase to Australia’s Humanitarian Intake

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office welcomes 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.

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ACBC Media Release: ACBC Statement of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Our elected representatives have returned home for Christmas without resolving the offshore detention crisis that confronts our country. It would seem that a majority in both houses of our Parliament favour laws and policies that will bring to an end the five-year saga of refugees and asylum-seekers who have had to put their lives on hold on Nauru and Manus Island.

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