Domestic travellers leaving Melbourne Airport over the next six weeks will be asked to test new security scanners that can see through clothing.
- Body scanner trial
- Voluntary testing
- 'Possible to see genitals'
Transport security authorities are trialling the new "X-ray backscatter" body scanner, which has been described by critics as a "virtual strip search".
The scanner uses a low energy X-ray to reveal any objects, metal or otherwise, under a person's clothing, including body features. The testing will be entirely voluntary during the trial, which is being undertaken to test how the new scanners would affect the flow of passengers through the security point.
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