Australian airports set to adopt full-body scanners


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The current scanner equipment in place at Sydney Airport.
The new passenger scanners will be rolled out in July in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports. (Photo: Sydney Airport)

Eight major Australian airports are to adopt new passenger scanning technology as part of the government’s Strengthening Aviation Security Initiative.

Once the new security scanners have been introduced, staff will be able to randomly select passengers for additional screening and a ‘no scan, no fly’ policy will be implemented.

The scanners will be rolled out in July in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports.

The planned implementation follows the successful trial of L-3’s Provision Automatic Target Detection active millimeter wave radio frequency body scanners at Sydney and Melbourne airports last year.

More information can be found here.

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  1. Glen

    Successful trial? They produced thousands of false positives. I am understand these things breakup human DNA (i.e. cancer) given they are subjecting your skin to ultra high frequency, radio waves. Despite significant opposition (see “http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=ic/aviation/subs.htm” this Bill seems to be powering ahead. The process for public comment was a little dodgy as well to my mind. Does this government care what its people think? Clearly not.