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Say goodbye to your passport

Jarrod Sierocki

The government is considering a new plan that would see your personal information stored on a huge database which would allow you to travel passport-free

If facial recognition technology is rolled out, you’ll be able to keep these safely packed away.

NEW technology will be rolled out at Australian airports which will eventually mean known passengers arriving in the country won’t have to produce passports.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Wednesday announced a new $22.5 million, three-year contract which will see 105 new smart gates rolled out, with more to come over time.

It will enable passengers from more countries to be processed using facial recognition.

Mr Dutton says the rollout will help tackle some of the frustration of long queues after international flights.

Jarrod Sierocki

The change could mean the death of chaotic airport queues. Picture: Charles MirandaSource:News Corp Australia

“The idea of this will be through new technology that is using facial recognition that in some cases if…

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