In its 2010-11 annual report, then-Australian Customs CEO Michael Carmody explained the agency's approach to conducting business reflected an "increasingly targeted approach". Directing "our resources on high-risk people … as a part of the intelligence-led risk-based approach", Carmody stated, is what Customs and border protection is all about. The "potential impacts", he continued "[i]f we do not manage our responsibilities effectively … may negatively affect the Australian community".

I couldn't agree more.