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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is claiming credit for a move inside the Nationals to ban the burqa.

Federal Nationals MP George Christensen is proposing a motion at the party's federal conference this weekend that calls for a ban on wearing full facial coverings in public.

The Queenslander insists his ban would also apply to members of far-left and far-right groups who wear balaclavas during protests to disguise themselves, as well as burqas.

"It's a cultural thing that really I say would go against the Australian way of life, to have women cover their faces," Mr Christensen told Sky News on Wednesday.


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