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Just because an airport looks impressive doesn’t mean it functions well. AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

In ‘airports of the future,’ everything new is old again

Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
Random ID checks announced last week by the Turnbull government will erode trust between police and the public. AAP/Ellen Smith

Why random identification checks at airports are a bad idea

We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
Australia has been cognisant of the challenges aviation security poses. AAP/Britta Campion

Just how safe are Australia’s airports?

That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.

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