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Burqa bill not a ban: Peter Wellington
by Bill Hoffman
A bill prompted by the actions of a burqa-wearing woman in New South Wales has been introduced into State Parliament by Nicklin independent Peter Wellington.
But Mr Wellington stressed his bill was not targeted at any particular group and distanced the move from controversial French legislation aimed at preventing the wearing of burqas.
"It could apply to a person wearing a Darth Vader mask, or whatever people wear that covers their faces," Mr Welllington said of his proposed amendment to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 and four other Acts.
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