Body scanning legislation going ahead

Source: Herald Sun

BODY scanners are soon to be installed across all Australian international airports as part of a Government plan to beef up anti-terrorism measures.

Legislation allowing for the scanners, designed to locate metal and non-metal items under clothing, will be introduced in Federal Parliament this week, after the technology was trialled in Sydney and Melbourne.

Once introduced, passengers departing Australia may be required to pass through one of the scanners as part of standard screening processes.

Aside from those with serious medical conditions, any passenger who refuses may be denied the right to board their flight.

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