17 August 2017 - Rob Keating
Senate Question Time 17 August 2017

Senate Question Time 17 August 2017

Senator George Brandis speaks out against the stunt from Senator Hanson. "Senator Hanson, no, we will not be banning the burqa. Now, Senator
Hanson, I am not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber
dressed in a burqa when we all know that you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith. I would caution you and
counsel you, Senator Hanson, with respect, to be very, very careful of the offence you may do to the religious
sensibilities of other Australians. We have about half a million Australians in this country of the Islamic faith, and
the vast majority of them are law-abiding, good Australians. Senator Hanson, it is absolutely consistent being a
good, law-abiding Australian and being a strict-adherent Muslim."