Smart gates ease pain
NEW technology will be rolled out at Australian airports which will eventually mean known passengers arriving in the country won’t have to produce passports.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has announced a new $ 22.5 million, three- year contract which will see 105 new smart gates rolled out, with more to come over time. It will enable passengers from more countries to be processed using facial recognition. Mr Dutton says the rollout will help tackle some of the frustration of long queues after international flights.
“It will make it much quicker going through the immigration process,” he said. It’s estimated 40 million people cleared Australia’s borders last year.