New poll shows 95% support Bernardi's Burqa Ban

September 18, 2018

Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi's legislation to ban burqas at major airports as well as at Centrelink offices and citizenship ceremonies has received 95% support in a new online poll of almost 31,000 people.

Senator Bernardi believes the burqa — which entirely covers a woman’s face — could be totally banned in the ACT and NT.

“It’s just common sense," Senator Bernardi said,"If you’re at an airport you need to show your face, if you want a Centrelink payment you need to show your face, if you’re swearing allegiance to Australia you need to show your face".

“There’s also a massive security risk attached to it, particularly when we are relying on facial recognition.”

“It (the burqa) is a direct challenge to our cultural norms and our societal expectations. It’s a way of one group isolating themselves,” Senator Bernardi said.

Senator Bernardi, who has long backed a ban on the fundamentalist clothing, has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News he's please to see growing support for the ban.

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