Australian Open to introduce covert security measures


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Australian Open to introduce covert security measures

Australian Open aims to improve more and more, and they are willing to do it also and especially from the security point of view. Every year more than 700,000 fans, including a lot of kids, head to Melbourne Park to watch tennis matches.

'(Fans) will see bag checks, they will see a strong presence of our security agencies and Victoria Police and the Federal Police', the tournament director Craig Tiley said. 'But what they won’t see is the covert resources that we have invested in significantly to ensure the safety of our fans, which we can’t talk specifically about.

But that remains a priority and we are very happy with all of the communication we have had with all of the agencies, the Federal Agencies, security agencies and police.' The event will be held in Melbourne at least until 2036.

'The Australian Open gets bigger and better every year and it’s the perfect way to kick off Melbourne’s packed calendar of sports and major events for 2018', Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis said.

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