Australia’s aviation security will be strengthened via new regulations to mitigate the insider threat.
Darren Chester, minister for Infrastructure and Transport,  said the amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 will tighten security at Australia’s major airports.

“Airport workers, together with their vehicles and belongings, will be randomly selected for explosive trace detection testing and other screening when entering or working in secure airside areas at major airports,” said Chester.

“Other measures being introduced include stronger access controls and additional security awareness training for aviation workers.

“These measures strengthen existing controls to ensure airport workers are authorised, properly identified and appropriately trained before entering secure airside areas. They may also be subject to security screening in the course of their duties.

“The measures will be progressively implemented and will provide flexibility for airports to ensure they continue to function efficiently and effectively,” said Chester.