Australian Government could consider more stringent security for domestic flights: reports

7 August, 2017

Australia's Government reportedly plans to consider more stringent security controls on domestic flights, including measures already deployed for international services such as body scans and identity checks (ABC/SMH/AAP, 05-Aug-2017). Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester stated: "I will be relying on advice from our intelligence and security experts and won't be speculating on potential changes to airport arrangements before they are properly considered by cabinet in consultation with the aviation industry". Mr Chester concluded: "Security measures are kept under constant review to ensure they remain effective and proportionate to the Australian security environment and respond to new and emerging threats".