There is a lot of uncertainty about whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic will restructure human mobility globally. In light of calls to ‘health-proof’ migration systems, how can the United Nations Network on Migration limit some of the potential pitfalls of efforts to innovate? By helping States to uphold their human rights obligations.
Connecting refugee and migrant labour to the skills shortages in regional Australia can be a positive response to the pandemic – and the benefits go beyond the economic upside.
In early January 2020, the coronavirus seemed a foreign and distant phenomenon, very far from Australian shores. By the end of March, it was hitting the Australian economy hard and fast, resulting in a record number of people losing jobs in a matter of weeks.