A controversial anti-immigration politician who was once banned from entering the United Kingdom and has said he "hates Islam" was apparently such a fan of Australia's border security policies that he not only praised them but also replicated one of our most contentious campaigns.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who plans to visit Australia this month for the launch of an anti-Islam political party, released a video earlier this year in which he stands in front of a backdrop showing a tiny boat being tossed in treacherous waves, and emblazoned with an emphatic slogan telling refugees and migrants, "No Way. You will not make the Netherlands home".
The backdrop and slogan are all but identical to a campaign that began in the dying days of the Rudd Labor government, which featured posters and newspaper ads declaring, "No Way. You will not make Australia home".