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Airport security boosts in budget

Body scanners and advanced X-ray equipment will be rolled out across Australia's major and regional airports.

BORDER SECURITY BOOST FOR AIRPORTS AND MAIL CENTRES

* Body scanners and advanced X-ray equipment will be rolled out across Australia's major and regional airports

* More than 140 counter-terrorism officers will be deployed at airports, with another 50 officers providing them with tactical intelligence and support

* Proposed new laws will allow federal police officers to conduct identity checks at airports and order people to leave the premises

* Inbound air cargo and international mail will be subjected to stricter screening as part of a $122 million equipment upgrade

* Airport screening staff will face stricter training and security checks.

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