Times Of India
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
SYDNEY: Australia will introduce full body scans for airline passengers as it strengthens aviation security in response to a failed attempt to bring down a US-bound plane, the government said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said 200 million dollars (173 million US) would be spent over four years on increased airport policing and security technology after the attempted bombing of a jet flying from Amsterdam to Detroit on December 25.
“The Christmas Day attempt showed that no nation can afford to be complacent when it comes to security,” he told reporters in Canberra. “The government’s highest priority is the safety and security of Australians.”
Rudd said the government would spend 28.5 million dollars helping the industry fund a range of new screening technologies, including body scanners, multi-view x-ray machines, and bottle scanners that detect liquid explosives.
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