In the second part of her series on the development of a Global Compact for migration, Marianne Dickie writes that while the world looks at ways to increase safety for refugees, Australia remains focused on securing its borders.
In the first of a series of reports, Marianne Dickie writes about the first informal thematic session on the human rights of migrants, as global leaders work towards developing global compacts to ensure the safety of migrants and refugees.
Last year I became an Italian citizen through marriage to an Italian Australian. The process legally was very easy: register our marriage with the Italian consulate, pay a relatively small fee, obtain an Australian federal police check and wait.
The Australian Government this week introduced a new Bill into parliament to amend the Citizenship Act 2007. The move comes just two weeks after submissions to its discussion paper had closed – those submissions have not been made public.
ANU experts will participate in a series of sessions the United Nations on safe and orderly migration, ahead of the establishment of a global compact on the issue.