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Aviation Transport Security Bill 2003 and the Aviation Transport Security (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2003

On 26 March 2003, the Senate referred the above Bills to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the 16 May 2003. This date has now been extended until 9 September 2003.

The purpose of the Bills is to implement decisions by government in relation to passenger and checked bag screening, and access control and aviation security identification cards--ASIC cards.

Also provided for your information are links to the following documents:-

Public Hearings


The closing date for the lodgement of submissions is Monday, 28 April 2003.

Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.

Report - Tabled 9 October 2003

For further information

The Secretariat
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
Room SG.62, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 3560

Telephone: (02) 6277 3511
Fax: (02) 6277 5811