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You Could Soon Be ID'd At The Airport - Even If You're Not Flying

Tough new security measures

You Could Soon Be ID'd At The Airport - Even If You're Not Flying Pic: Pexels

The federal government is expected to introduce Australia's biggest airport security overhaul in decades, just in time for Christmas.

Not only will they be a big impact on travellers, but anyone visiting domestic airports around the country.

In wake of the growing terror threat, News Corp reports that police could be given the power to demand ID from anyone, even if they're not boarding a plane.

If you can't answer questions about why you're there, or fail to provide your ID, you could be kicked out of the terminal or possibly detained regardless of if you're travelling.

Further to the ID checks, it is believed the number of bomb sniffing dogs could be significantly ramped up, along with surveillance, while federal police could even be trained to read behavioural signals.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan is yet to confirm or deny the reports, but a spokeswoman for his department said the government's No.1 priority was to keep Australians safe.

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