Transport Security Amendment (Testing and Training) Bill 2019

February 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-038-7

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Chapter 1—Introduction and key issues

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Background and purpose of the bill
  Consideration by other committees
  Key issues raised in submissions
  Committee view and recommendation

Labor Senators' additional comments

   Significant matters in delegated legislation
   Firearms legislative assurance
   Parliamentary oversight

Australian Greens Senators' additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

The bill would introduce explicit powers in the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Aviation Act) for aviation security inspectors to conduct covert security systems testing to assess compliance of aviation industry participants with their security obligations under the Aviation Act. The bill would also introduce measures into the Aviation Act and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 that would require screening officers to have completed relevant training and hold specified qualifications before exercising their powers at security controlled airports and security regulated maritime ports.