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Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into Parliament House to prove building’s security is a joke

Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has taken a mocked-up "pipe bomb" into Parliament House to show new security arrangements are "a joke". Under the new system, some passholders and their belongings are not scanned when entering the building. Previously, everybody coming into Parliament House had to be checked through security. Senator Heffernan says the building is "no longer secure". "To demonstrate that, this morning, I brought in what could be... I brought this through security - a pipe bomb," he told a Senate Estimates hearing, as he held up a metal pipe.

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