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Braddon MP Brett Whiteley has echoed Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie's call for burqas to be banned, saying they were a "symbol of oppression".

However Labor Franklin MP Julie Collins said his comments could be inflammatory.

Mr Whiteley said the burqa "may also pose a security threat" as he took a public stance different from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's.


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