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Sugar, not salt, behind Parliament powder scare

Feb 14, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

Public servants in charge of security at Parliament House have defended the handling of a suspected white powder found in one of the building's busiest public areas last year, confirming a senior security official identified the substance posed no risk to the public by tasting it on his finger.

A member of the public alerted staff to white powder found in the inside the marble foyer at the front of Parliament House on the morning of November 22, 2017. The discovery prompted protocols for w...