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AFP Host Malaysian Police Delegation in ‘Aviation Policing Study Tour’ to Observe Policing and Security Arrangements at International Airports

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AFP Host Malaysian Police Delegation in ‘Aviation Policing Study Tour’ to Observe Policing and Security Arrangements at International Airports

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor today announced that the Australian Federal Police will host a delegation from the Royal Malaysian Police to share knowledge about international airport policing.

The AFP will host and fund the Aviation Policing Study Tour for a delegation from the RMP Special Branch to Australia mid this year.

“This visit will enable the RMP to observe policing and security arrangements at Sydney and Perth International Airports,” Mr O’Connor said.

“It will assist the RMP to make recommendations to strengthen the security and integrity of one of the world’s busiest airports Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Mr O’Connor said the tour could be the prelude to closer engagement with the RMP on airport security.

“The importance of airport security can’t be undervalued and the Gillard Government is pleased that the AFP is working with the Royal Malaysian Police in this coordinated approach,” he said.

“There has been a focus on airport security in recent years and I look forward to seeing the results of closer collaboration between Australian and Malaysian police,” he said.

“Through working together we can create safer airports and safer skies for both our countries and our region more broadly,” Mr O’Connor said.

This announcement comes as Australia also moves to boost its airport security with a $200 million suite of aviation security initiatives over four years to further strengthen security at Australian airports.

Last month the Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Bill 2010 passed through Parliament introducing three new aviation crimes and boosting jail sentences for existing offences such as hoaxes and endangering an aircraft.


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