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Pauline Hanson: Far-right One Nation leader wears burqa into Australian Senate chamber calling for ban

'To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done'

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

pauline hanson wears burka in australian senate
The Australian far-right leader's stunt came ahead of her bid to ban the garment in the nation.
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News video: Pauline Hanson Under Fire Over Burka Senate Stunt

Pauline Hanson Under Fire Over Burka Senate Stunt 06:38

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson has come under fire from her for wearing a burqa in the Australian Senate on Thursday.When Hanson entered the Senate chambers on August 17, audible gasps could be..
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News video: Gay Australian Senator Slams Government Position on Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Gay Australian Senator Slams Government Position on Same-Sex Marriage Debate 02:14

A gay senator delivered a fiery attack on the Australian government’s bill for plebiscite on same-sex marriage in Parliament on August 9, shortly before the controversial bill was struck down..
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News video: Larissa Waters, Australian Senator, Steps Down After Finding Out She's Canadian

Larissa Waters, Australian Senator, Steps Down After Finding Out She's Canadian 00:45

BRISBANE, Australia — A second Australian senator in less than a week said Tuesday she was quitting Parliament after discovering she was a dual national and had therefore never really been elected...
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Same-sex marriage a step closer as Australian Senate inquiry rejects discriminatory measures

A Senate inquiry into equal marriage has moved the issue a step closer as it unanimously rejected several measures to discriminate LGBT people.

Same-sex marriage will ‘destroy the whole human race’, Australian parliament told

A Sikh community leader has told the Australian Senate that marriage equality "will destroy the whole human race".

Australian Senate gives PM milestone victory, then defeat

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull secured the passage of some cornerstone legislation on Wednesday but quickly suffered an embarrassing defeat of a government plan for a..

Australian Senate will debate equal marriage on Thursday after vote avoided

Australia's Senate will debate same-sex marriage on Thursday - but the issue will likely be prevented from coming to a vote

Australia Senate tells PM: Just pass same-sex marriage now

The Australian Senate has passed a motion calling on the PM to scrap plans for a distant 'public vote' on same-sex marriage, to act on the issue now.

Australian Electoral Commission warned over failure to enrol 1.2m voters

Report from Australian National Audit Office finds the electoral commission has still not taken action to fix a series of failings following the botched 2013 Senate elections in Western..

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