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I don’t think my family is safe in Australia anymore

I don’t think my family is safe in Australia anymore

Crikey readers respond to the government's controversial new plan for airport security.

You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

Should we worry about airport security in the wake of the Somalia plane bombing?

L-3: the $15b defence contractor that will be scanning us

L-3: the $15b defence contractor that will be scanning us

The company that will get $28 million for providing airport body scanners is a huge US defence contractor with a scandalous history.

Airport security measures: inadequate and designed by morons

Airport security measures: inadequate and designed by morons

The announcement of the end of the ban on liquids, aerosols and gels at international airports in Australia by 2013 leaves a number of difficult questions unanswered. Our airport security processes were designed by morons, writes Ben Sandilands.

What if IT IS a bomb in someone’s underpants?

What if IT IS a bomb in someone’s underpants?

The latest distraction in the airport security circus came to town this morning with the launch of a three week trial of a G rated full body scanner at Sydney’s international terminal, writes Ben Sandilands.

Molestations and assaults on dignity are out of control at US airports

Molestations and assaults on dignity are out of control at US airports

The case of a 95-year-old woman who was humiliated at a Florida airport has reignited the controversy over government backed criminal assaults and molestations of air travellers, writes Ben Sandilands.

Moscow bomb blast kills 35 people

Moscow bomb blast kills 35 people

Media wrap: At least 35 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in an explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport this morning triggered by a suspected suicide bomber.

Liquid explosive scanners at airport leave way open for other attacks

Liquid explosive scanners at airport leave way open for other attacks

There will be tens of thousands of opportunities at all domestic and international terminals in Australia today for baggage handlers, cleaners, caterers, retailers, refuellers, police officers and security company staff to pass bombs, guns, knives, and vials of germs to passengers once they have passed through the security checks.

Swan and the OZ strange bedfellows

Swan and the OZ strange bedfellows

Treasurer Wayne Swan cannot be accused of preaching to the converted by taking his thoughts on the future of the Labor Party to the op-ed pages of The Australian.

Americans up in arms over airport pat-downs

Americans up in arms over airport pat-downs

The potentially unhygienic consequences of the use of latex gloves by American airport security staff to pat-down travelers has caused uproar on internet blogs and forums, with tens of thousands of Americans protesting against them, writes Bob Unruh.