Australian airport security rules target baggage handlers

With the growing threat of terrorism targeting the aviation industry, Australia has bolstered its security checks. Baggage handlers, caterers and maintenance staff will now be subjected to explosives tests and more.

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  • Brett_McS

    Maybe they shouldn’t have hired all those full-bearded Lebanese Muslims in the first place?

    • Watchman

      Or are they worried that Bilal Khazal, former Sydney airport baggage handler and convicted terrorist supporter was denied parole in September 2017 because of the the Australian Government’s claim that he is an ongoing security risk. When he is released on parole, will he be keen to resume his job as an airport baggage handler unless new rules made that impossible?

      • Brett_McS

        I don’t think there would be any problem denying a convicted felon of employment as a baggage handler under the rules as they are now. They are probably looking into making more serious background checks on “clean skins”.

  • BillyHW

    You mean diversity isn’t strength in airport baggage handling hiring? How could that blonde HR bimbo have ever known?