Just how safe are Australia’s airports?

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This week’s terror attack at Turkey’s largest airport and recent attacks in Egypt and Belgium have highlighted the aviation sector’s vulnerability to terrorist attacks. It is still a preferred target of terrorist groups, which see airports as a “soft target”.

Australia’s Senate called last December for a committee to report on aviation security. But, with the federal election called for July 2016, the committee lapsed. It never tabled its final report.

Questions remain, however. How vulnerable is Australia’s aviation industry? And what can be done to enhance its security?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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