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Australian senator argues for burqa ban in public places<
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator who a month ago provoked an angry backlash by wearing a burqa in Parliament has urged lawmakers to ban full-face Islamic coverings in public places.
One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson was arguing on Thursday for proposed laws that she introduced into the Senate that would make wearing full-face coverings an offense punishable by a 4,200 Australian dollar ($3,400) ...