Towards a new Australian Refugee Policy



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Does the UN Global Compact provide a way forward?

The Compact is being hailed as a new comprehensive response framework for large-scale refugee movements globally, which when adopted, will provide a blueprint for a stronger, fairer, more predictable and sustainable international response built on responsibility and burden-sharing.

Expert speakers will look at how the Compact might be applied in the specific Australian context and the implications of this for revitalising refugee protection systems in Australia. 

How should the Compact be understood and approached in Australia and what is its importance for Australia, in 2019.


  • Erika Feller, Former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner and current Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and UNAA Goodwill Ambassador on Refugees
  • Paris Aristotle, AO, Chair of the Settlement Services Advisory Council
  • Dr Sonja Hood, CEO, Community Hubs Australia
  • Fiona Patten MLC, Victorian Parliament, Leader of Reason

Presented in partnership with United Nations Association of Australia Victorian Division.