Regional airlines and airports will save money while strengthening their security due to laws designed to reduce red tape, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says.

The proposals ensure smaller airlines and airports, which are at less risk of terrorist attacks, are given a model transport security program from the Home Affairs department instead of developing their own.

‘This will allow industry participants, such as small regional airports, to direct their finite resources towards implementing and maintaining robust security measures,’ Mr Dutton said as the bill passed the lower house on Wednesday.