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Jacqui Lambie’s burqa ban proposal

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, of the Palmer United Party, has proposed a $34,000 fine and up to 12 months jail time if parents force their children to wear a burqa. Her draft legislation, which details prohibiting full face coverings in public places, was released via a media statement. Senator Lambie’s bill would see “any person […]
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Controversial Burqa ban dumped

Parliament burqa ban dumped

Muslim women wearing the burqa and the niqab will not be forced to sit inside a glass security enclosure when they visit Parliament House, following a decision today to ditch the controversial anti-terrorist security measures that have dominated national debate in recent weeks.
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