Coalition MP George Christensen has suggested that the small child who held up a sign which read "behead all those who insult the prophet" during weekend protests should be put in the care of "better people".

The Queensland MP said that authorities should track down the parents of the child "immediately" - as they would when another child was exposed to "such a violent upbringing".

NSW Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward said that the Department of Community Services was still looking for the identity of the child and the family.

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