Airport worker suspended for conducting security check on Julie Bishop

A security officer at Melbourne Airport has been suspended after she conducted a security screening on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

The female employee is reported to have pulled Ms Bishop aside for a ‘random’ security check on September 22 while she was on her way to New York for the United Nations leader’s summit.

In a statement, the airport said the worker was suspended for not adhering to standard security screening procedures.


“The female ISS worker was suspended from duties as a result of not adhering to standard security screening procedures as required at an Australian international airport. The female worker has now returned to duties following additional process and customer service training,” the airport said in a statement.

It’s understood no official complaint had been made by Ms Bishop.