2012 - Removal of face coverings for identification Issues paper (also available in Arabic)
|Publication Date||22 December 2012|
One of our roles is to look at new laws that give police new powers. Right now, we are looking at a new law that gives police the power to require a person to remove a face covering (such as a veil, niqab, helmet or mask) when confirming the person’s identity. One example is when the police ask a car to pull over and ask for the driver’s licence. It is an offence to disobey this requirement.
Download a fact sheet summarising our review in English, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Dinka, Indonesian, Somali or Urdu through this link.
Download our issues paper, which discusses topics of interest, using the link below.
We refer to a table in footnote 11 of the issues paper. Download the table below.
Download our issues paper in Arabic (not including Annexures) using the link below.
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