Removal of face coverings for identification Issues paper (also available in Arabic) December 2012

ISBN 978-1-921884-85-6
Category Reports and submissions
Publication Date 22 December 2012


In 2013 the Ombudsman completed a review of how police exercised new powers related to face coverings and identification (Division 4, Part 3 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002). Our final report was tabled in Parliament in 2013. Download our final report through this link.

During the review period we published an Issues paper.  Download our Issues paper, which discusses topics of interest, using the link below.

Download our Issues paper in Arabic (not including Annexures) using the link below.

We also invited submissions in response to our Issues paper.



  • Issues-paper PDF 401KB
  • Table-in-issues-paper-footnote PDF 308.8 KB
  • Arabic-translation PDF 338.3KB


  • Questions for consideration Word doc 432.3KB

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