Airport and aviation security

30 March 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-540-2

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Membership of the committee (PDF 22KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 15KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 30KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background to the inquiry (PDF 74KB)

Conduct of inquiry
Aviation security framework
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Overview of reports and reforms in aviation security (PDF 107KB)

Reviews from 2002
Wheeler Review 2005
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit 2005
Commonwealth commitment to aviation security reform 
Beale Review 2009 and changes to policing arrangements at airports
2009 Aviation and 2010 White Papers
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement inquiry 2011
ANAO audit of policing at Australian International Airports 2014
Enhanced security screening measures 2016
Reactions to reforms
Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 3 - Passenger security screening at airports and airport staff security vulnerabilities (PDF 108KB)

Contracting of airport security
ANAO audit of passenger screening 2016
Airport staff security vulnerabilities
Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 4 - Mandatory and voluntary reporting (PDF 95KB)

Seven Network reports into Australian aviation and airport security
Industry reactions to media reports
Impact of media reports and FOI requests on voluntary reporting rates
Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 5 - Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASIC) and Visitor Identification Cards (VIC) (PDF 137KB)

Reforms to ASIC
Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016
Visitor Identification Cards
Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 6 - The future of aviation security (PDF 80KB)

Committee view

Additional comments by Senator Nick Xenophon (PDF 29KB)

On a Wing and a Prayer? Aviation Security in Australia

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 17KB)

Additional information received
Questions on notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 18KB)

6 February 2015, Melbourne, VIC
24 November 2016, Canberra, ACT

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511