The independent Speaker of Queensland's parliament says One Nation should pursue a new bill to ban the burqa from government buildings, banks and schools.

Peter Wellington says Steve Dickson, who defected from the LNP to One Nation last week, should pursue the reform after his own bill in 2014 failed.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson this week said she'd move to prohibit burqas in specific areas if she wins the upcoming Queensland state election.

Mr Wellington failed in 2014 to drum up enough support for his bill, which would have given police and other authorities the power to order people to remove face coverings for the purposes of identification.

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