According to a Yahoo News article a new
law proposed by the government of New South Wales, which includes Sydney, a woman who defies police by refusing to remove her face veil could be sentenced to a year in prison and fined 5,500 Australian dollars ($5,900).
This is insane to me. I am not from Australia, nor do I claim to know anything at all about the Australian political or social system. But speaking as a woman and in general a human being this is wrong. I understand needing someone to remove their veil in order to identify them but a year in prision seems a bit extreme. A fine perhaps, maybe some form of ticket, but jail time come on.