LAWS forcing women wearing burqas to show their face when asking JPs and lawyers to witness their signature should be imposed in Victoria, the Law Institute says.
It comes as the NSW Government announces its tough stance to "burqa-proof" identity checks to minimise the risk of fraud.
NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith said last year's controversial Carnita Matthews case highlighted the need for change.
Ms Matthews, a Muslim, had her conviction overturned for knowingly making a false statement because the prosecution could not prove that she had signed the statement. [Herald Sun] Read more