Media Alert - Minister To Announce Milestone For Smartgate

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28th January 2010, 05:19pm - Views: 695
BRENDAN O'CONNOR
MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS

MINISTER TO ANNOUNCE MILESTONE FOR SMARTGATE

The Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O'Connor will officially announce the processing of the one millionth passenger through SmartGate, the self processing option for travellers, tomorrow.

This represents an important milestone for Customs and Border Protection who first introduced SmartGate in August 2007 at Brisbane International Airport.

The high uptake of SmartGate is enabling Customs and Border Protection to securely and simply process more travellers while maintaining the existing standards of border security.

Doorstop and opportunity for media to take photographs and vision of the Minister tomorrow (29 January 2010) at 9am.

Who: The Minister for Home Affairs
The Hon Brendan O'Connor, MP


When: Friday, 29 January 2010

Time: 9am

Where:SmartGate facility
International Terminal Building
Sydney International Airport
10 Cooks River Drive
MASCOT NSW

Media note: All media will need to show photo identification and sign the visitor's register at the Customs and Border Protection Client Services office (on arrival level), before being escorted to the SmartGate facility. We would advise that you allow at least 15 minutes for this security/sign-in process.


Minister's Media Advisor Brian Humphreys 0438 595 567

Customs and Border Protection Media (02) 6275 6793

Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 7290
Facsimile: (02) 6273 7098
www.ministerhomeaffairs.gov.au

SOURCE: Minister for Home Affairs
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