Airport ID checks

Airport ID checks

POLICE will be given powers to check travellers for identification at Australian airports under new laws to combat terrorism.

Current laws only allow police to request ID when they have grounds to suspect crime.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday outlined new security measures at Melbourne Airport after the government’s announcement in the Federal Budget that it will provide $294 million to Australia’s air hubs.

Other measures will include additional luggage and pax scans.

Source: traveldaily