Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban

Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban

Any change in policy will be announced through Transport Minister Darren Chester, Mr Turnbull said.

The Turnbull Government is considering jumping on board a partial, but growing, Trump Administration ban based on terrorism fears of passengers carrying laptops on flights from certain countries.

The looming ban on in-cabin laptops on flights to the U.S. from Europe and the United Kingdom has been justified on grounds of intelligence suggesting plots to hide explosives in computing devices and detonate them mid-air.

He said a large number of flights to Australia come through Dubai in particular, so a ban would have a major impact on business travellers in particular.

Aviation safety consultant Geoffrey Askew told the paper that the logistics of imposing the ban "would be significant and the interruption. would be enormous".

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Australia is mulling a ban on laptops in the cabins of inbound commercial passenger flights, amid global concerns about a new terrorist threat.

John Kelly, the U.S. homeland security secretary, has hinted that Washington may extend the ban to cover flights destined for the United States from a number of European countries, including Britain.

Dr Coyne said banning laptops from cabins raised the issue of whether security screening devices were good enough to detect explosive devices.

Several airlines fly direct from the Gulf States to Australia and the nation has troops in Afghanistan, sent others to both Gulf Wars and has experienced domestic attacks in which perpetrators invoked the name of terrorist groups.

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