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One person’s face mask is another’s face covering — the double standard is irrational

Victoria's decision to make face masks mandatory has, for some, been a declaration of war. But is it about human rights or bigotry?

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?

If Hanson wants to wear a burqa, she should talk to my mum

If Pauline Hanson wants to know what it's like to wear a burqa as part of everyday life, perhaps she should ask my mother whether she felt oppressed.

No one was talking about banning the burqa yesterday morning. Now everyone is.

Pauline Hanson’s PR masterstroke did exactly what she wanted it to

No one was talking about banning the burqa yesterday morning. Now everyone is.

We found out exactly how Pauline Hanson was identified by Senate security ... early deadlines mean the AFR misses the news again ... and ABC is happy with Uhlmann's editorialising ...

Tips and rumours

We found out exactly how Pauline Hanson was identified by Senate security ... early deadlines mean the AFR misses the news again ... and ABC is happy with Uhlmann's editorialising ...

Chris Kenny’s burqa nonsense is opinion dressed in news’ clothing

Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt was big news across Australia — except in The Australian.

Is Cannes’ burkini ban so different from Bondi’s bikini one?

Parts of France have banned the modest Muslim swimming costume known as the "burkini". Is forcing women to disrobe in public really the way to stop radical Islam? Lawyer and author Michael Bradley looks at parallels to Bondi's infamous bikini ban in the 1950s.

A niqab is a face veil and a burqa is the blue garment mostly worn in Afghanistan, right? Not so fast ...

Think you know a niqab from a burqa? Wrong

A niqab is a face veil and a burqa is the blue garment mostly worn in Afghanistan, right? Not so fast ...

Rather than addressing the very real problems of closing the gap of inequality and working towards achieving wider representation, our political leaders are discriminating further against Muslim women, writes <b>Mehreen Faruqi</b>, Australia's first female Muslim MP.

Mehreen Faruqi: Muslim women don’t need glass cages — or glass ceilings

Rather than addressing the very real problems of closing the gap of inequality and working towards achieving wider representation, our political leaders are discriminating further against Muslim women, writes Mehreen Faruqi, Australia's first female Muslim MP.

The government's stumbles over the "burqa" issue reflect a lack of political intuition that enabled John Howard to deftly exploit social issues.

‘Burqa’ debacle shows Abbott lacks Howard’s political smarts

The government's stumbles over the "burqa" issue reflect a lack of political intuition that enabled John Howard to deftly exploit social issues.

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