Australian Transport Minister: Baggage & device screening, not passenger identity, key for security

Australia‘s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester stated (17-Aug-2017) he is “relaxed” with people “wearing religious garments which are important to their faith” in places such as airports or on aircraft, and the “issue of identity is somewhat of a smaller point when it comes to our screening mechanisms and the security around our airports”. According to Mr Chester, the “key issue in terms of aeroplane security is scanning of baggage to make sure that devices, which could potentially damage the aircraft, don’t get on board the aircraft” rather than the person who is boarding an aircraft. [more – original PR]

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