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SYD: Minister Denies Airport Terror Risk  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Australia's transport minister has assured Australia that no employees at SYD have any terrorist links. The assurance comes after unions claimed many airport contract workers still access restricted areas without undergoing full background checks. A secret Australian Customs Service report, completed last September, found some airport workers have been involved in drug smuggling and stealing, while some could pose a terrorist threat. 39 security screeners out of 500 at the airport had serious criminal convictions.


Sorry if this has already/is been discussed

[Edited 2005-05-31 14:07:17]

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User currently offlineSimes From Australia, joined May 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Oh this has caused a stir here (well I'm from Sydney and near KSA)

One stat that sticked out for me is that apparently 10% of the security screening staff have some kind of criminal record! I'm not someone who believes if someone has a conviction, they shouldn't get work. But when it's security at the country's "gateway" airport, makes you wonder.....

another article

[Edited 2005-05-31 14:59:00]

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