Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.”