Source: The Age/AAP
Brisbane Airport has defended the action of security officers when they demanded 13 Sikh community members remove their turbans and a woman take off her face veil.
The search on Saturday caused a bottleneck at a security checkpoint and delayed at least one international flight, The Courier-Mail newspaper reported.
Brisbane Airport spokesman Jim Carden said it was not unusual for security officers to direct people to remove headgear.
"Those regulations have been in place about 12 years," Mr Carden told AAP.