Canberra, Australia: (Web Desk) The Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson, who has been outspoken about her opposition to the burqa, was pictured in the Islamic garb when she appeared at Parliamentary Question Time on Thursday afternoon.

She pulled the stunt ahead of a debate on full-face coverings in public.

Standing to address the Senate, Ms Hanson called for the Government to ban ‘oppressive’ full-face coverings.’I’m quite happy to remove this, because this is not what should belong in this Parliament,’ she said.

There have been 13 foiled national threats against us with terrorism, three that have been successful and Australians have lost their lives. In light of our national security of this nation, will you work to ban the burqa in Australia?’ she said.

She said the Islamic dress ‘disadvantaged women from finding employment, was causing issues inside our justice system, presented a clear security threat and had no place in modern Western society’.

‘Terrorism is a true threat to our country. Many Australians are very much in fear of it.

‘A large majority of Australians wish to see the banning of the burqa.’

Ms Hanson said the idea for her burqa stunt was born when Senate President Stephen Parry told her last year that anyone could wear a burqa in Parliament.

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