United Na­tions in­ves­ti­ga­tor to assess Aus­tralia’s mi­gra­tion poli­cies

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Can­berra: The United Na­tions Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on the hu­man rights of mi­grants, François Cré­peau, ar­rived in Aus­tralia yes­ter­day for an 18 day visit to assess the coun­try’s mi­gra­tion pro­grammes and poli­cies. Aus­tralia has been un­der fire for its off­shore pro­cess­ing pro­gramme for asy­lum-seek­ers on Nauru and PNG’s Manus Is­land. Mr Cre­peau said it’s an op­por­tu­nity to un­der­stand how Aus­tralia man­ages its over­all mi­gra­tion poli­cies, and their im­pact on the hu­man rights of mi­grants.

He will meet govern­ment of­fi­cials, civil so­ci­ety, unions, var­i­ous agen­cies and the mi­grants them­selves.

He will also visit the cen­tres on Nauru. RNZI

UN Spe­cial Rap­por­teur Fran­cois Cre­peau.

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