Friday, May 25, 2012
Body scans on way
COMPULSORY body scans for passengers at Australia's international airports are set to begin in July after the lower house of Parliament approved the security measure yesterday.
The bill also enables future governments to update the technology, and prohibits images or personal information from being stored or transmitted.
Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says body scanners provide optimal security with minimal impacts on passengers. ''This bill will help to ensure the safety of the 13 million people that depart from Australia's international airports each year,'' he told Parliament.
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