This project examines emerging bilateral strategies in border control that are based on public
communication. It focuses specifically on public information campaigns conducted in Indonesia in which
religious messaging (Islamic and Christian) is used to discourage Indonesian communities from assisting
people-smugglers and asylum seekers en route to Australia. The impact and broader implications of these
campaigns for regional migration governance will be investigated through qualitative methods. The project
will result in an account of governance at the intersection of political and religious arenas with significance
for border control in the Asia-Pacific and for an advanced understanding of regional governance processes.