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Strengthening Airside Security at Major Australian Airports

Aust Gov
16th November 2017

Regulation Impact Statement - Department of Infrastructure and Transport

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport has made Regulations to strengthen airside security at Australia’s nine major airports. The regulations require screening on entry to and within security restricted areas (SRAs) applied randomly and unpredictably, identification checks to verify a person’s identity and authority to be in the SRA, and security awareness training for airport and airline workers who conduct regular duties within the SRA.

The regulations provide for the most flexible and effective arrangement to comply with international standards and reduce the risk of unlawful interference from insiders. The regulations will result in additional regulatory costs of $720,000 per annum.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport prepared and certified a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The Office of Best Practice Regulation assessed the RIS as compliant and consistent with best practice.

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