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Australia's immigration and border control policies were not developed in a climate of public confidence and support. Instead, the success of John Howard's hard line reconfiguration of Australian immigration rested on a deliberately executed campaign of fear.
The challenge of developing viable and effective programs to counter the root causes of terrorism is not one that Australia faces alone. There is hope that a smarter approach to terrorism, that the war for hearts and minds will not be won by military action, will emerge.