Starting in late September, passengers travelling from Brisbane International Airport will have to submit to a compulsory full body scan before boarding the plane.
Earlier in the year the Government pushed for the approval of the proposed Aviation Security Amendment Bill 2012 that will remove the pat down option and make it mandatory for passengers selected to participate to undergo a full body scan.
In late August, Brisbane Airport Corporation is expected to take delivery of the first of eight body scanners; with an Airport spokeswoman saying at least two scanners should be operational by late September.
The random selection process of passengers means not everyone will go through the scanners.
Other major Australian airports such as Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin will also introduce the scanners.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W