Defence’s identification, search and seizure measures
5 December 2012
Defence has today introduced new security arrangements at Defence bases.
The new arrangements involve random searches of vehicles and persons visiting Defence bases.
The purpose of the identification, search and seizure process is to detect and deter the illegal movement of dangerous items onto Defence bases.
The enhanced search and seizure capability is being implemented as part of the Government’s review of Defence’s protective security arrangements which commenced following the planned terrorist attack on Holsworthy Army Barracks in 2009.
As part of these improvements, the Government directed the introduction of a vehicle, personnel and carried items inspection regime to enhance Defence’s Identification, Search and Seizure processes.
A phased introduction of these measures has commenced today at Holsworthy Army Barracks, NSW where the Australian Federal Police is conducting random searches of visitors.
Introduction at a number of other Defence bases will follow.