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Removal of security screening at Australian regional airports attacked as ‘ludicrous’ by terrorism expert – The Guardian

Exclusive: At least eight more regional airports will no longer scan passengers or screen their luggage

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Counter-terrorism experts have criticised as ludicrous and retrograde a government decision to allow some regional Australian airports to remove all passenger and baggage screening to cut costs, warning there are now no measures in place to prevent extremists hijacking planes flying into cities.
Guardian Australia can reveal more than 50 regional airports have no passenger or baggage screening processes in place for regular services that fly into capital cities, after a gradual reduction of security…

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