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Australia is wrong on the Global Compact on Migration: Statement by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill

It is regrettable, but not altogether surprising, to find Australia opting to stay away from the Global Compact on Migration.

Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill

We are 5! Watch our new video


In this new video, Director Jane McAdam and Executive Manager Frances Voon explain who we are and what we do, while UNHCR’s Regional Representative Thomas Albrecht, the Refugee Council of Australia’s Shukufa Tahiri, the Platform on Disaster Displacement’s Walter Kälin and Guardian journalist Ben Doherty explain why the Kaldor Centre matters.

Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam

Andrew and Renata Kaldor awarded UNSW’s highest honour


Accomplished business leaders Andrew Kaldor AM and Renata Kaldor AO, whose support enabled the establishment of the Kaldor Centre, have been awarded Honorary Doctorates from UNSW Sydney, in recognition of their eminent service to refugee law and policy.

Renata and Andrew Kaldor

Never too late to get the kids off Nauru


Australia is overdue to respond to the deterioration of the mental and physical health of refugee children on Nauru, Jane McAdam writes in The Interpreter.


‘Principles and Purpose – Stepping up to Refugee Protection in this Era of Displacement’: Michael Whincop Lecture by Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill


“Australia and many other States are now facing and will continue to face the challenges that arise from the movement of people," Kaldor Centre Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill told the Griffith University Law School, in the 2018 Michael Whincup Memorial Lecture on 23 October. "We are witness to the bankruptcy of unilateralism, of short-termism, of policies rooted not in evidence, but in attitude, of the wilful disconnect among politicians and policymakers from the realities of globalisation, conflict, poverty and climate change, of systemic incompetence, and of the failure to link principles to outcomes.”

Guy S Goodwin-Gill delivers the 2018 Michael Whincop Lecture on 23 October

Putting disaster-displaced people on the agenda: Jane McAdam


While some governments stall on climate change action, real steps are being taken to protect people displaced by its impacts. The Kaldor Centre's work has been central to real-world solutions, as Director Jane McAdam told UNSW's Town and Gown 2018 audience.

An unidentified woman navigates a flooded riverside path on Nov 4, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Approximately a fifth of the Thai capital is submerged under floodwater.

Peter Dutton’s decisions on the au pairs are legal - but there are other considerations


Amid controversy over the Minister for Immigration granting tourist visas to foreign au pairs against the advice of senior Border Force officials, Dr Sangeetha Pillai explains the scope of the minister’s legal power to grant visas in such instances, and the issues at play.

Rights for people forced out by climate change


In one area, at least, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration represents a significant breakthrough: it expressly recognises that climate change, disasters and environmental degradation can drive people to leave their homes.

Sea breaking up road

One year on: Myanmar and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill

International lawyer Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill has worked on issues related to child soldiers and to the protection of children in armed conflict. Lawyer Jason Pobjoy is the author of a recent ground-breaking study of children in international refugee law. These remarks introduce their joint legal opinion, which sets Myanmar’s obligations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child against the tragedy of the violence that broke out in Rakhine state one year ago.

Scientia PhD scholar and Kaldor Centre affiliate Regina Jefferies speaks with FBi Radio’s Backchat program


Compassion and strong borders are not mutually exclusive, Scientia PhD scholar and Kaldor Centre affiliate Regina Jefferies told FBi Radio’s Backchat program on Saturday, 23 June.