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Wednesday, 18 March 1987
Page: 1089

(Question No. 4890)

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Aviation, upon notice, on 13 November 1986:

Has the Government considered installing X-ray machines or other such devices at the entrances to each terminal wing, similar to those installed in many overseas airports, to achieve automatic 100% security screening for all international and domestic passengers at major Australian airports, if so, why have they not been introduced.

Mr Peter Morris —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Centralised security screening for departing international passengers has been in operation since 1976.

For domestic operations centralised security screening is not appropriate as it is not current practice to require the security checking of all departing flights.