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19    Social Issues— Ban of full-face coverings

The Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1048—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges that the wearing of full-face coverings, such as burqas and niqabs, has no place in a modern western society; and

               (b)       calls on the Federal Government to move immediately to ban any form of full-face covering, such as balaclavas, full-face helmets, burqas and niqabs, in places where identification is necessary and security is an issue.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific (Senator Ruston), Senator Hanson and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

The question was divided at the request of Senator Leyonhjelm—

Question—That paragraph (a) of the motion be agreed to—put and negatived.

Question—That paragraph (b) of the motion be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 4

Senators—

Anning

Bernardi

Hanson*

Leyonhjelm

 

 

NOES, 43

Senators—

Bilyk

Griff

McKim

Siewert

Brockman

Hanson-Young

Moore

Singh

Bushby

Hinch

O’Neill

Smith, David

Chisholm

Hume

Paterson

Smith, Dean

Collins

Keneally

Patrick

Steele-John

Di Natale

Ketter

Pratt

Storer

Dodson

Lines

Rice

Urquhart*

Duniam

Marshall

Ruston

Waters

Faruqi

Martin

Ryan

Whish-Wilson

Fierravanti-Wells

McCarthy

Scullion

Williams

Gallacher

McKenzie

Seselja

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.