What's with filling out a card before departing Australia? A handful of questions that some statisticians somewhere tabulate. Leaving Sydney on Sat morning there were two dozen or so folks from the Security agency thingy keeping us safe by lining everyone up and quizzing them about their answers on the card. Meantime, the pre-flight security show was hopelessIy overwhelmed, nowhere near enough capacity to handle the people being thrown at it. I respectfully suggest there is a better way: drop the departure questionnaire card and free up the large space currently occupied by its collection and the lineup for same; install some much needed additional security capacity in there instead. If the info really is needed by someone, add the questions from the departure card to the pre-flight check in system the airlines use.