Israel to help strengthen Australia’s security measures
Australian border officials and first emergency responders will travel to Israel to learn from their experiences.
Australia will send emergency services and border officials to Israel to draw from that country’s vast experience in keeping people safe in public areas and air cargo security.
The initiative will involve Australian police, paramedics, firefighters and Defence personnel learning new methods of protecting buildings, carrying out surveillance and using biometrics.
It follows the recent launch by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia’s strategy for protecting crowded places from terrorism, which in part was informed by the Israeli experience.