MWA has been involved in consultation with the NSW Ombudsman in regards to the Review on the Face Covering Legislation in NSW for over a year.
The NSW Ombudsman’s report following his review of the use of Division 4, Part 3 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 was tabled in Parliament on the 10th September 2013.
The Final Report can be accessed by clicking on the link below
Maha Krayem Abdo OAM, Executive Officer of MWA says people in the Muslim community are supportive of the legislation because it clarifies police roles in NSW.
"I'd like to have less laws and more social interaction and awareness but unfortunately it's not happening. So this particular law or legislation when it came in I don't see it at all as a tool of division. Rather I see it as a tool of recognising that these are the issues that we need to work with."
The complete transcript of the SBS World News Report "Niqab laws barely used, review finds" on the 13th of September 2013 can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
If you would like more information on the law pertaining to niqab and face coverings, or would like to know more about implementation of community education regarding this law that MWA is currently undertaking, please contact us here.