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‘Dangerous times’: Police to have new powers to check IDs at airports

Police will be given sweeping new powers to demand identification from travellers under new laws to boost counter-terrorism efforts at Australia’s airports.

  • Fergus Hunter
  • The Age

The Australian Federal Police will be able to ask anyone for ID and eject them from the airport under the changes that will also see the introduction of advanced X-ray and body scanning machines.

Enx 1aaaPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull conceded the new powers were a big step but said they were necessary for “dangerous…

Mr Turnbull said the terror attacks in Indonesian city of Surabaya in recent days were a reminder that the threat still existed.

“The justification for…

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