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Worker suspended for screening Julie Bishop at Airport

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. AAP Image - Mick Tsikas

A FEMALE worker at Melbourne Airport was suspended after conducting a security screening on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

The incident occurred on September 22 as Ms Bishop cleared security in Melbourne on her way to New York for the United Nations leader's summit.

The worker, employed by airport security contractor ISS, was stood down from work for "not adhering to standard security screening procedures", Melbourne Airport said in a statement.

Specifically, her request to scan Ms Bishop was not random, Fairfax Media has learned, and may well have been prompted by a co-worker who recognised the Foreign Minister and deputy Liberal leader.

The ISS employee was suspended from work but has since been reinstated.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

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