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“It is a con­fronting form of at­tire and I cer­tainly would be dis­ap­pointed if any Aus­tralian chose to wear it.”

– Tony Ab­bott The for­mer prime min­is­ter adds the burqa to the list of things that make him un­com­fort­able, join­ing gays, women and good gov­ern­ment. In a trou­bling up­date: thou­sands of Aus­tralians al­ready chose to wear the burqa, Tony just doesn’t think of them as Aus­tralian.

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