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Further Strengthening of Security for Weapons, Munitions and Explosives

Department of Defence (Australia), Media release

25 September 2007

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Key recommendations include:

- introducing higher levels of physical security and access controls across Defence's weapons, munitions and explosives storage facilities;

- enhancing personnel security checking procedures for individuals handling weapons, munitions and explosives;

- introducing more searches at all large scale weapons, munitions and explosives facilities;

- implementing a mandatory 'two person' policy to prevent unsupervised access to weapons, munitions and explosives, including during disposal activities;

- creating a weapons, munitions and explosives security section in the Defence Security Authority with a capability to audit, review compliance and mandate remediation of WME security issues;

- ensuring a Defence wide understanding of weapons, munitions and explosives security requirements through a single reference point managed by the Defence Security Authority;

- undertaking a security validation program across all Defence weapons, munitions and explosives storage facilities;

- more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of the security performance of contractors with a role in managing and handling weapons munitions and explosives; and

- introducing a Defence wide security information system to monitor security management procedures and performance.

ID: N102

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