Starting November, full body scanners will be introduced across Australia's international airports.

This comes after an Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) bill was passed in parliament today, following a successful trial of the scanners in Sydney and Melbourne.

These machines produce a generic body image outline to display the location of items under clothing. They will be operated together with existing walk-through metal detectors at the airports.

To strengthen aviation security, the Australian government is investing A$28 million ($29.3 million) in new screening measures like body scanners.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news