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Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Page: 5619


Ms JULIE BISHOP (10:16 AM) —I ask the honourable parliamentary secretary: is it the case that the biosecurity measures currently contained in Australian passports cannot be detected or used to verify those passports in a number of countries? In other words, it is not about the quality of the technology contained within the Australian passport; there are countries, including in the Middle East, where the detection facilities available at airports are not able to use the benefits contained in Australian passports for the purposes of verifying the passport and the passport holder.