Inspector of Transport Security reappointed

Media Release

DC314/2017

19 October 2017

  • Michael Carmody reappointed as Inspector of Transport Security for a second two-year term
  • Appointment brings strong leadership and public sector experience
  • Mr Carmody is conducting a review into airport security in Australia

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the reappointment of Mr Michael Carmody AO as Inspector of Transport Security.

Minister Chester said Mr Carmody's role had been extended for another two years after serving for two years as Inspector.

“Mr Carmody brings considerable experience from his previous leadership roles as head of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Commissioner of Taxation, for which he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia,” Mr Chester said.

“Mr Carmody recently completed an inquiry into aviation and maritime transport security and training, the recommendations of which have been accepted and implemented.

“I have also tasked Mr Carmody to conduct a review of airport security in Australia following the disrupted terrorist plot in July 2017.

“The Inspector will report on whether the current security framework is proportionate to today's security risk environment, and I expect to see this report by early next year.”