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Parents face jail and $34,000 fines under Jacqui Lambie's burqa ban proposal
by Latika Bourke
Muslim parents would be fined tens of thousands of dollars and face jail if they make their teenage girls wear the burqa as part of Palmer United senator Jacqui Lambie's bid to outlaw the headwear in Australia, despite a Parliamentary research paper warning her proposed laws would likely be struck down by the High Court.
PUP leader Clive Palmer again distanced himself from his maverick senator on Tuesday and told the media Ms Lambie had not put her draft bill to the party and he had no idea what it contained.
Senator Lambie released her draft legislation to the media in a statement and claimed "once again our enemies will laugh at us" if the Parliament did not pass her bill.
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