Facial recognition technology to soon replace passports at Australian airports

It is learnt that new technology will be rolled out at Australian airports that will eventually see the end of "known passengers" producing their passports when arriving in the country.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said that they have gone in for a AU$22.5 million, three-year contract which will initially see 105 new smart gates rolled out that will enable passengers to be processed using facial recognition.


"The idea of this will be, through new technology that is using facial recognition, that in some cases if you've got a passport that can be read you won't even have to present the passport," Mr Dutton said. "It will make it much quicker going through the immigration”. 

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