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Australia considers aircraft laptop ban

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Australia is mulling the consequences of banning laptops on inbound commercial passenger flights, amid global concerns about a new terrorist threat.

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The UK and US have already banned the carrying of large electronic devices in cabins on flights arriving from certain Middle East and African countries.

“The government is aware of the changes that have been made and, you know, we are looking at it very closely,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in Adelaide today.

The Federal Government is considering information and advice “we are receiving internationally and working very closely with our partners”.

US agencies preparing plans to expand the ban to other countries with conflict zones, according to Reuters.

This follows fresh intelligence militant groups like Islamic State could be gearing up for a terrorist attack involving bombs in laptops.

– AAP

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