Australia: new law to force veiled women to uncover for police?

Women wearing the burqa or other full-face veils will be forced to show their face when stopped by police under proposed changes to the law, Attorney-General Greg Smith said yesterday. Mr Smith said there was a duty on all citizens to identify themselves when asked by police and the law should reflect that. “The law is not that specific at the moment and that is what we are leading towards,” Mr Smith said., 2 July 2011