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Move to ban burka in South Australian jails overruled
by Michael Owen
Female prisoners who want to conceal their faces by wearing the burka will be allowed to do so by the South Australian government.
The ruling came yesterday as State Corrections Minister Tom Koutsantonis joined Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Portolesi in opposing legislation drafted by independent MP Bob Such to outlaw wearing of the Islamic head-to-toe covering in selected security-sensitive public buildings and government offices.
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