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Queensland MP's 'burqa bill' voted down
by Amy Remeikis
Nicknamed the 'burqa bill' in the halls of parliament, independent MP Peter Wellington's Identification Laws amendment bill was voted down by both Labor and LNP government MPs in a rare show of accord overnight.
The Nicklin MP put the private member's bill forward in August last year with the aim that, in appropriate circumstances, a "police officer, a corrective services or similar officer, a lawyer, a justice of the peace or a commissioner for declaration" could "lawfully" demand a person remove any face coverings so they could be identified.
The Legal Affairs parliamentary committee recommended against passing the proposed legislation, which has been the fate of every non-government bill laid out for committee scrutiny.
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