Lowy Institute argues it’s in country’s national interest to shape global response to sharing responsibility for refugee protection

Australia has a “golden opportunity” to help shape worldwide refugee protection for the 21st century, and to “pre-empt future shocks” of forced migration in the region, a new Lowy Institute paper argues.

The Asia-Pacific faces the possibility of massive forced migration, caused by conflict, climate change, or political upheaval, and it is in Australia’s national interests to contribute to and shape the emerging international compact on refugees, report author and Lowy fellow Dr Khalid Koser told the Guardian in Sydney.

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