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Hanson calls for plebiscite to ban burqa

The Senators' pin is seen on a burqa One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is wearing during Senate Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING
The Senators' pin is seen on a burqa One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is wearing during Senate Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING LUKAS COCH

Pauline Hanson has suggested a plebiscite on whether to ban the burqa as she labelled Australia "pathetic" for giving up its values to allow the Muslim garment.

The Senate is debating a private bill from crossbencher Jacqui Lambie on Thursday to ban full-face coverings in commonwealth jurisdictions such as airports as well as the ACT and Northern Territory.

"Are we that pathetic as a nation that we're giving up our values and who we truly are because we're worried about hurting someone's feelings?" the One Nation leader told parliament.

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