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Tuesday, 5 November 1985
Page: 1600

(Question No. 508)


Senator Jones asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aviation, upon notice, on 10 September 1985:

(1) What individual security facilities are provided at Australian airports by Ansett Airlines of Australia.

(2) What is the break-up of security personnel employed, directly or indirectly, by Ansett at each Australian airport through which the company operates.


Senator Gietzelt —The Minister for Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) Ansett Airlines is required to operate in accordance with an Aviation Security Programme approved by the Secretary to the Department of Aviation. In complying with this programme, the airline is required to provide the necessary technical security equipment.

(2) Security staffing is a matter for the airline in consideration of its security programme requirements.