Australia: Local councils to implement Sharia law?

On 14 September Australians will vote in a referendum on whether local government should be formally recognised in the federal constitution. In the Sunday Mail Terry Sweetman reports that some opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment are claiming that a “yes” vote will end in Sharia law.

“By Local Government areas being recognised, Sharia law can then be demanded in the local area, based on the percentage of Muslim people in that local area,” they declare. Apparently this is “exactly how the Muslims petitioned Sharia law to be recognised in the United Kingdom”.