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Curb the talk of terrorism

Politicians and government officials constantly talking about security threats from international terrorism were contributing to a climate of fear in the community and damaging aviation and tourism, industry leaders have warned. Qantas chairwoman Margaret Jackson said that revealing details of specific types of threats and security measures could also increase the risks and make the task of protecting the public more difficult and expensive. “You might increase the risk to the public by actually informing the public. And that’s a difficult thing for politicians,” she told The Sunday Age. “In making these statements, you are actually making it harder to make the system secure and keep people safe. “We are in a period of fear. We want information, but when the information is provided it actually increases the challenge of making us secure and it increases the costs of making us secure.” Full Story

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