Federal police will soon be able to more easily conduct identity checks at airports and force people to leave.
But they will need to publicly report how many times their new powers are used and how many people miss flights as a consequence.
Parliament's intelligence committee has recommended the proposed powers be legislated with the safeguards in place, so long as the laws don't interfere with the right to peaceful protest and assembly.
The committee has also recommended the legislation be amended so that people can request urgent judicial reviews.
Police can already approach people at airports to ask for identification, but can only demand it if they suspect a person has or is about to commit an offence punishable by at least 12 months behind bars.
Officers will soon be able to carry out identity checks without cause and direct a person to leave an airport, or not take a flight, for up to 24 hours.
The committee has recommended the powers be applied equally to uniformed and plain clothes constables and AFP protective service officers.
The powers are designed to nab people caught taking photos of secure areas or cargo entry and exit points, as well as people loitering around luggage carousels or public areas with no clear purpose.
However, the peak body for Australian lawyers has expressed concerns innocent citizens could be caught up by the laws.
Australian Associated Press