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22 August 1991 35/91

SOME THINGS SHOULDN'T FLY

Aircraft passengers were carrying, or attempting to carry prohibited dangerous goods on to aircraft, the Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support, Senator Bob Collins, said today.

Senator Collins, who was opening the Australian Dangerous Goods Air Transport Council's public-awareness campaign at Melbourne Airport, said that in most cases these incidents had been the result of ignorance of the safety risks.

"A recent spate of such incidents has led the Council to initiate an intensive publicity campaign to make people aware of the potential dangers of carrying some goods on aircraft," he said.

Senator Collins said travellers needed to be conscious that many common items, such as match books and some chemicals, had the potential to cause a major aircraft disaster.

Glass display cases containing offending goods commonly found in passenger baggage will be set up at airline terminals throughout Australia, and videotapes, alerting passengers to their responsibilities, will be shown on television monitors in passenger waiting areas.

Senator Collins said the campaign's message "Some things weren't meant to fly - think before you pack" was a simple yet very important safety message for all air travellers.

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