Identity Security

Improving aviation and maritime security

The Australian Government is strengthening the ASIC and MSIC schemes.

Changes include:

* Subject to Parliamentary and regulatory approval

The aviation security identification card (ASIC) and the maritime security identification card (MSIC) are an important part of securing the aviation, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors from acts of terrorism and unlawful interference.

An ASIC or an MSIC shows that the holder has a valid background check.

An ASIC or an MSIC is not an access card and does not give the holder the right to access aviation secure areas or maritime security zones without the permission from the relevant authority or facility owner or operator.

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