Sunshine Coast MP Peter Wellington is set to reignite the debate over Muslim women being forced to remove burqas and face veils.

The Independent Member for Nicklin has warned the State Government it has just weeks to act on the issue or he will reintroduce a private member's bill he drafted in 2011.

Mr Wellington wants the laws changed to give police, courts and the security industry powers to compel people to remove the veil for identity checks.

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