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Hunter One Nation Senator Brian Burston defends parliamentary burqa stunt

HUNTER Senator Brian Burston has defended his part in One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s parliamentary burqa stunt on Thursday, saying: “I could have been involved in a terrorist plot and who would know?”

Mr Burston insisted Ms Hanson’s wearing of the burqa before a speech calling for it to be banned was about security, after he escorted her into the Senate and identified her.

He denied that it disrespected the parliament, and said it was also because some Muslim women had no choice about wearing the garment.

Source: Newcastle Herald

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