Vic Premier wants armed AFP at airports

The Victorian-Queensland border will reopen on 1 December. Source: AAP

Victoria's premier wants a national security shake-up after a Melbourne terror attack, as more police will spread over the CBD this long weekend.

Round-the-clock armed police could guard all federally-controlled Australian airports under a proposed security shake-up after recent events in Melbourne.

Security across Melbourne will also be increased over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, after gunman Yacqub Khayre killed a man and injured police, while Manodh Marks threatened to blow up a Malaysia Airlines flight.

Premier Daniel Andrews will take his proposal to have armed Australian Federal Police at airports 24/7 to COAG on Friday.

"Tullamarine airport, Avalon airport, these are federal assets and I think the time has come for us to have a dedicated 24/7 tactical response provided by the Australian Federal Police," Mr Andrews told reporters.

"When you think about, across the world, airports have so often been the target and we need to take that next step and I look forward to the prime minister and federal government responding positively."

Mr Andrews is also proposing technology that would block mobile phone reception at targeted locations, such as stadiums, to direct attention to safety messages in the event of an attack.

He'll be taking the suggestions to the nation's leaders on Friday, along with a proposal to have ASIO and the AFP make direct submissions to parole boards on terror suspects.

The proposed reforms come after parolee Khayre shot a hotel clerk and took a woman hostage in Brighton on Monday, before dying himself in a hail of police gunfire.

Khayre was acquitted of terrorism charges but had recently left prison for a home invasion and was taking part in a deradicalisation program when he launched the suspected terror attack.

Additional police will be deployed across Melbourne's CBD to add security to a packed schedule of major events over the long weekend.

Police will take to sporting venues, landmarks such as Federation Square, and transport hubs.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said the increased deployment was for the purposes of reassurance and there was no specific threat to the community.

Source AAP

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