Pauline Hanson's claim that Australia is "at risk of being swamped by Muslims" has been recognised by the NSW upper house as causing "deep hurt" and undermining "a harmonious and respectful multicultural society in Australia".

The motion, put by the Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi - the first Muslim woman elected to any Australian parliament - also saw the upper house condemn "all forms of bigotry, racism and Islamophobia".

The motion was unanimously passed by the Legislative Council on Tuesday.

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