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The full speech from George Brandis to Pauline Hanson on banning the burqa that has everyone talking

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson wore a burqa into question time in the Australian senate today.
She removed the head covering in a dramatic flourish when she rose to ask attorney-general George Brandis if he would ban the burqa in Australia.
His immediate reply was an emphatic "no", before he condemned Hanson for her behaviour and mocking the religious beliefs of others.
The response of the government's senate leader received applause and a standing ovation from many in the chamber. Many of the government's political opponents congratulated Brandis on his strong stance.
Here's what he...
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'DISGRACEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL': Australian lawmaker shocks Senate by turning up in a burqa

'DISGRACEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL': Australian lawmaker shocks Senate by turning up in a burqa

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson appeared in the Australian senate today wearing the full black covering of a burqa.
She wore it for several minutes until leaping to her feet when the Senate President gave her the call to ask a question asking to ban the burqa in Australia - a long-running call from the controversial Queensland senator, who claimed that the country was going to be over-run with Muslims when she returned to parliament last year.
She subsequently issued the following media release on Facebook:
Senator Pauline Hanson has attended question time dressed modestly in a full burqa...
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