Australia expected to announce plans for major security upgrades to regional airports in Jan-2018

    Australia‘s newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is expected to announced plans for major security upgrades to regional airports during Jan-2018 (ABC, 30-Dec-2017). Changes could reportedly include mandating more scanning of passengers and baggage at regional airports and in some more remote locations. Currently, there is no mandatory screening of passengers when an aircraft weighs less than 20 tonnes.