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Albanese’s cockpit door problems continue

Albanese’s cockpit door problems continue

Somewhat lost in excitement of the Rudd dismissal last week, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese failed a second time to get Senate approval for regulatory changes affecting cockpit doors. The regulations the government tried to ram through without pilot consultation are exceedingly strange. 1. They would prevent off duty pilots from flying in the […]

‘Must read’ advice on security for all travellers

‘Must read’ advice on security for all travellers

The Stratfor global intelligence unit in the US has published a must read Primer on Situational Awareness for air travellers, indeed daily commuters using any transport mode. It is not just a common sense response to the ludicrous terrorism and security mania that has afflicted travel, but arguably, an essay that if acted upon will […]

Futility meets impossibility in costly new Australian air travel security measures

Futility meets impossibility in costly new Australian air travel security measures

Looked at clinically, the $200 million air travel security upgrades including body scanners announced by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today are a case of futile measures meeting an impossible task. That is because there is no remotely practicable combination of procedures and technology that can remove the risk of a terrorist attack on the […]