Pauline Hanson is a "hate preacher" seeking to divide the Australian community for her own political gain, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said, as debate over One Nation's proposed burqa ban continues to swirl.
Both senior Labor and government MPs have admitted to feeling "uncomfortable" with the garment, but have resisted calls to support a ban.
But Senator Di Natale, who along with his party colleagues have been some of Senator Hanson's biggest critics since her return to Parliament in the last election, said he did not see an issue.
"What is the problem here? We have a tiny fraction of our community who decide to wear a particular form of religious and cultural dress," he told Sky News.