Airport Security – More Window Dressing?

I read No pic, no fly plan for airports in The Age yesterday with a small amount of dismay.  It’s always frustrating to see security measures that seem to be more about the appearance of security rather than the reality, and which will negatively impact the users (or travellers in this case).

I’m really not sure how having to produce a photo ID will really slow down the determined criminal or terrorist. I’m pretty sure it’s not going to give them pause for thought.

And as for signing a stat-dec if you don’t have ID – what does that achieve?

I do like the idea of getting a newborn to sign a stat dec tho….

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