Terrifying holes in the security of the airport, which means that the 9/11 moment in Australia can happen at any time

Shocking holes in the security of the airport of Australia could mean that a disaster like 9/11 is just around the corner, warn aviation experts.

Passengers do not currently have to show proof of identity to catch a domestic flight, which means that airlines have no idea who is flying their aircraft.

This situation is frightening & # 39; and # 39; nasty from stand & # 39; branded by former head of security at the Federal Airports Corporation, Michael Carmody.

Governments and aviation security departments talk about the intelligence they have in the background, but if you do not know who is in the bloody plane, what's the point of giving someone intelligence? & # 39; he said.

Shocking holes in the security of the airport of Australia could mean that a disaster like 9/11 is just around the corner, warn aviation experts

Shocking holes in the security of the airport of Australia could mean that a disaster like 9/11 is just around the corner, warn aviation experts

Mr. Carmody's remarks come after a terrorist attack in Melbourne in November, when one man died and two more were stabbed.

Later it appeared that the police knew that killer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was a risk, but did not have the means to check him correctly.

Three more suspected terrorists were arrested in Melbourne a week later after it was announced that they were planning to use a semi-automatic rifle to kill as many people as possible.

Last year, two brothers were arrested for allegedly trying to blow up a flight from Emirates to Abu Dhabi by hiding a bomb in a meat grinder.

Passengers do not have to show an ID at the moment to catch a domestic flight, which means that airlines have no idea who is flying in their plane.

Passengers do not have to show an ID at the moment to catch a domestic flight, which means that airlines have no idea who is flying in their plane.

Passengers do not have to show an ID at the moment to catch a domestic flight, which means that airlines have no idea who is flying in their plane.

On September 11, 2001, several hijackers were allowed to maintain domestic flights without proper identification. The atrocities that followed almost killed 3000 and it remains the worst terrorist attack in the US. After 9/11, America reformed its security measures at the airport

On September 11, 2001, several hijackers were allowed to maintain domestic flights without proper identification. The atrocities that followed almost killed 3000 and it remains the worst terrorist attack in the US. After 9/11, America reformed its security measures at the airport

On September 11, 2001, several hijackers were allowed to maintain domestic flights without proper identification. The atrocities that followed almost killed 3000 and it remains the worst terrorist attack in the US. After 9/11, America reformed its security measures at the airport

Last year, two brothers were arrested for allegedly trying to blow an Emirates flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi by hiding a bomb in a meat grinder (Pitcured: Khaled Mahmoud Khayat)

Last year, two brothers were arrested for allegedly trying to blow an Emirates flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi by hiding a bomb in a meat grinder (Pitcured: Khaled Mahmoud Khayat)

Last year, two brothers were arrested for allegedly trying to blow an Emirates flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi by hiding a bomb in a meat grinder (Pitcured: Khaled Mahmoud Khayat)

The device would have reached Sydney Airport's international check-in counter and was only discovered after the passenger – who had worn the device without knowing it – was overweight.

Security experts said at the time that the incident was as close to a major terrorist attack as we have ever been.

The level of terrorism threat in Australia is currently & probably; & # 39 ;, which means that attacks will most likely occur.

Mr. Carmody – who has a long history in aviation security and has also worked in counterterrorism – said that the lax security at Australian airports is irresponsible.

It means that well-known terrorists can fly without the knowledge of the airlines and a "huge risk & # 39; forms for passengers.

& # 39; I know what the bad guys can do, & # 39; said Carmody.

& # 39; The only thing that basically shakes a government up is a disaster. Unfortunately, both governments and communities tend to work in those cycles. & # 39;

On September 11, 2001, several hijackers were allowed to board on domestic aircraft without proper identification.

Mr. Carmody's remarks come after a terrorist attack in Melbourne in November, when one man died and two more were stabbed. Later it appeared that the police knew that killer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was a risk but did not have the means to control him properly

Mr. Carmody's remarks come after a terrorist attack in Melbourne in November, when one man died and two more were stabbed. Later it appeared that the police knew that killer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was a risk but did not have the means to control him properly

Mr. Carmody's remarks come after a terrorist attack in Melbourne in November, when one man died and two more were stabbed. Later it appeared that the police knew that killer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was a risk but did not have the means to control him properly

The level of terrorism threat in Australia is currently & probably; & # 39 ;, which means that attacks will most likely occur. Former head of security at the Federal Airports Corporation, Michael Carmody, said the lax security at Australian airports is terrifying & # 39; and a & # 39; dismal state of affairs & # 39; is

The level of terrorism threat in Australia is currently & probably; & # 39 ;, which means that attacks will most likely occur. Former head of security at the Federal Airports Corporation, Michael Carmody, said the lax security at Australian airports is terrifying & # 39; and a & # 39; dismal state of affairs & # 39; is

The level of terrorism threat in Australia is currently & probably; & # 39 ;, which means that attacks will most likely occur. Former head of security at the Federal Airports Corporation, Michael Carmody, said the lax security at Australian airports is terrifying & # 39; and a & # 39; dismal state of affairs & # 39; is

Mr. Carmody and Professor Anthony Glees, director of Security and Intelligence Services at the University of Buckingham in the UK, agreed that the most important element of security is "knowing who is traveling". is.

Mr. Carmody and Professor Anthony Glees, director of Security and Intelligence Services at the University of Buckingham in the UK, agreed that the most important element of security is "knowing who is traveling". is.

Mr. Carmody and Professor Anthony Glees, director of Security and Intelligence Services at the University of Buckingham in the UK, agreed that the most important element of security is "knowing who is traveling". is.

The atrocities that followed almost killed 3000 and it remains the worst terrorist attack in the US.

After 9/11, America reformed its security measures at the airport.

The country put an end to the outsourcing of security to private companies and the government took over.

In Australia, airports still outsource security to private companies to save money.

We place private guards at an hourly rate, slightly better than serving burgers at McDonald's, & # 39; said Mr. Carmody.

& # 39; Most of these people have an attention span of about 10 minutes – and that is not a criticism of the individual, it is just that the days of outsourcing this absolutely necessary requirement at an airport are over. & # 39;

Mr. Carmody added that security cards kept by airport personnel, pilots and crew can be easily transmitted from person to person.

This situation persists despite the more advanced technology, which would prevent the cards from falling into the wrong hands, because they are easily available in stores such as Kmart.

Mr. Carmody said that security cards kept by airport personnel, pilots and crew can be easily transmitted from person to person, and suggests that simple biometric technology - such as that used in places such as Kmart - is all that is needed to solve the problem. to solve

Mr. Carmody said that security cards kept by airport personnel, pilots and crew can be easily transmitted from person to person, and suggests that simple biometric technology - such as that used in places such as Kmart - is all that is needed to solve the problem. to solve

Mr. Carmody said that security cards kept by airport personnel, pilots and crew can be easily transmitted from person to person, and suggests that simple biometric technology – such as that used in places such as Kmart – is all that is needed to solve the problem. to solve

In Australia, airports still outsource security to private companies at an hourly rate that is slightly better than running burgers at McDonald's, & # 39; said Mr. Carmody.

In Australia, airports still outsource security to private companies at an hourly rate that is slightly better than running burgers at McDonald's, & # 39; said Mr. Carmody.

In Australia, airports still outsource security to private companies at an hourly rate that is slightly better than running burgers at McDonald's, & # 39; said Mr. Carmody.

Employees can be identified by their intrinsic physical or behavioral characteristics, such as facial recognition or fingerprints.

"All this technology is available at your local kmart, and it means that you follow the person and not the card," he said.

& # 39; It's still a very, very simple exercise to go through. & # 39;

Professor Anthony Glees, Director of Security and Intelligence Services at the University of Buckingham in the UK, agreed with Mr Carmody's concern and said it was absolutely essential that airlines know who was traveling.

& # 39; The most important thing is knowing exactly who is traveling. Who they are, where they live. Whether they need special screening and attention when they want to travel, internationally or nationally, & # 39; he told Daily Mail Australia.

Mr. Carmody also believes that it's ridiculous & # 39; is that airport security is outsourced and instead it is led by highly educated, highly motivated government employees & # 39; to reach the required level of discipline.

Full body scanners have been implemented at the international airports of Australia and are being deployed slowly at some - but not all - national airports

Full body scanners have been implemented at the international airports of Australia and are being deployed slowly at some - but not all - national airports

Full body scanners have been implemented at the international airports of Australia and are being deployed slowly at some – but not all – national airports

Body scanning offers an extra security measure, but it is & # 39; impractical & # 39; to scan everyone at the airport

Body scanning offers an extra security measure, but it is & # 39; impractical & # 39; to scan everyone at the airport

Body scanning offers an extra security measure, but it is & # 39; impractical & # 39; to scan everyone at the airport

& # 39; You do not get that at $ 15 per hour from a private security company, & # 39; he said.

Full body scanners have been implemented at the international airports of Australia and are being deployed slowly at some – but not all – national airports.

Body scanners are often used at certain times, depending on the risk – it varies, & # 39; said Mr. Carmody.

Body scanners offer an extra safety measure because they can examine parts of the body that may not be detected by normal scanning.

However, Mr. Carmody said that it & # 39; impractical & # 39; is to scan everyone at the airport, with the emphasis on that again, it comes down to having in advance information about who is going on board a flight.

Compared to the safety of aviation around the world, Mr. Carmody places Australia in the middle to lower third & # 39; and says that the country is struggling & # 39;

Compared to the safety of aviation around the world, Mr. Carmody places Australia in the middle to lower third & # 39; and says that the country is struggling & # 39;

Compared to the safety of aviation around the world, Mr. Carmody places Australia in the middle to lower third & # 39; and says that the country is struggling & # 39;

& # 39; They do not tolerate any of these bull *** - they very quickly cut the knot & # 39 ;: Israeli airports were marked as "world leaders & # 39; in the field of aviation security

& # 39; They do not tolerate any of these bull *** - they very quickly cut the knot & # 39 ;: Israeli airports were marked as "world leaders & # 39; in the field of aviation security

& # 39; They do not tolerate any of these bull *** – they very quickly cut the knot & # 39 ;: Israeli airports were marked as "world leaders & # 39; in the field of aviation security

Compared to the safety of aviation around the world, Mr. Carmody places Australia in the middle to bottom third & # 39; and says that the country is struggling & # 39 ;.

When you speak to the Israelis who are the world leaders in this space, they do not tolerate any of these bulls, they very quickly cut out the hunt, & # 39; he said.

When the government was approached on the subject, Mr. Carmody said that they often have the same & # 39; broad rhetoric & # 39; about what they do with technology and how much money they spend.

& # 39; That's nice, it's a good icing on the cake, but make sure you have the basics first, & # 39; he said.

Daily Mail Australia contacted the Australian government for a statement.

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