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Premier Colin Barnett has made the extraordinary claim he would not "encourage" Muslims to wear the burqa in public because "it's not part of our culture".

Earlier this week, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson hit the headlines after saying she would ban the burqa in all official buildings if her party wins the Queensland election.

With Ms Hanson set to jet into Perth on Wednesday afternoon to announce candidates for the upcoming March election, a reporter asked the Premier what he thought of One Nation's push to ban the burqa.


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