Pauline Hanson has condemned Centrelink's practice of paying multiple spouse benefits to ­Islamic families with two or three wives, describing it as using taxpayers' money to condone polygamy and placate Muslims.

The One Nation leader ­renewed her call for a royal commission or Senate inquiry into "Islam and the impact on this country" following the revelation, and also for an Australian identity card to thwart welfare fraud, warning "if we keep ­appeasing these groups they will want more and more".

"They will keep going on and abusing us, our generosity and our culture," Senator Hanson told The Australian.

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