On Thursday Pauline Hanson asked all Senators to acknowledge that the wearing of full-face coverings, such as burqas and niqabs, has no place in a modern western society.
Senator Hanson asked the Senate to call on the Federal Government to ban burqas and niqabs in places where identification is necessary and security is an issue.
One Nation has fought to ban the burqa for many years. Senator Hanson’s motion was the closest Australia has come to realising an actual ban.
Big day today. Pauline is submitting a petition to the Senate that calls for a ban on the burqa and niqab. It has been signed by over 23,000 Australians. So many Australians are passionate about this issue and it is about time they had their voices heard.Pauline will also be forcing the Senate to vote on whether they believe full-face coverings such as the burqa and niqab have any place in western society and calling for the Senate to immediately ban these types of coving in public places where identification is necessary and security is an issue.We've also been saying that feminists are pathetic on this issue and Pauline won't back down.
Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Unfortunately the motion was defeated in the Senate, with the big parties, Greens and cross-bench teaming up to vote it down.
SENATE BURQA BAN VOTE OUTCOMEThe major parties have joined with Greens & the crossbench to vote against Pauline's…
The motion was defeated 4 votes to 43 by politicians in the Senate. Hours later, news.com.au conducted a public poll where support for the ban came in at 87% with over 24,000 votes at the time.
Undeterred, Senator Hanson and One Nation have vowed to continue fighting to have the burqa banned. Even if we have to deal with gutless politicians who don’t represent the view of the people, One Nation will continue to fight to be the people’s voice in Parliament.