The US and United Kingdom have already banned laptops on certain routes from the Middle East leading some carriers to lend passengers laptops and tablets along with internet access so they can work during long haul flights.
The prime minister's remarks follow reports that US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information about Islamic State terror to Russian officials.
Australia could follow the USA and Britain to ban passengers from bringing laptops in carry-on baggage on certain global flights.
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"In due course any announcements will be made formally through the transport minister".
The Australian government has confirmed that it is considering approving a "laptop travel ban" similar to those in the United States and Britain, with aviation experts saying it might not have the intended effect of keeping flights safe. He said the logistic of doing launching measures at screening points would be significant.
"If the government has specific intelligence indicating a specific threat or risk in relation to laptops [on flights] to and from Australia, then as sure as I'm sitting here they would ban them from being carried".
But the security and safety issues of bundling the devices in the cargo hold of aircraft is also being weighed up.
"But if we follow the American lead, then all flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha would be impacted and that would be Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways".