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Statement in Response to the Action of Senator Pauline Hanson

Following Senator Pauline Hanson’s appalling action in wearing a burqa in the Australian Parliament yesterday (August 17 2017), the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea have released the following statement:

Statement from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, through their delegates meeting in Chapter this week, stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters, following Pauline Hanson’s disrespectful action towards them in wearing the burqa into the Senate Chamber. In addition we commend Senator George Brandis for his just and immediate condemnation of the actions of Ms Hanson.