Australia lowers terror threat level at airports

4 August, 2017

Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester announced (03-Aug-2017) the Director-General of Security has lowered the terror threat level posed to Australia's aviation industry. Mr Chester stated: "Passengers are able to arrive at airports for check in as normally advised, however as a precaution, some of the additional security measures will stay in place including: screening of passengers and luggage; hardened cockpit doors to prevent unauthorised access to the cockpit; plainclothes inflight security officers; and passenger and baggage screening and reconciliation, to ensure unauthorised items are not placed on an aircraft. [more - original PR]