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Pauline Hanson shocks the Senate by walking into the chamber wearing a burqaThe Queensland Senator was pictured in the Islamic garb in Parliament Thursday
‘A large majority of Australians wish to see the banning of the burqa,’ she said
Her appearance was met with laughter and outrage from her fellow Senators
By Kate Darvall and Daniel Piotrowski
One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson has shocked the Senate by walking into the chamber wearing a burqa.
The Queensland Senator, who has been outspoken about her opposition to the burqa, was pictured in the Islamic garb when she appeared at Parliamentary Question Time on Thursday afternoon.
Standing to address the Senate, Ms Hanson called for the Government to ban ‘oppressive’ full-face coverings.
She pulled the stunt ahead of a debate on full-face coverings in public.