What’s trend­ing on so­cial me­dia this week

Warwick Daily News - - TREND - with Alexia Pur­cell Alexia Pur­cell is a News Corp so­cial me­dia editor.

LAST weekend, MP Ge­orge Chris­tensen said he was go­ing to put up a mo­tion at The Na­tion­als Fed­eral Con­fer­ence call­ing for a ban on full fa­cial cov­er­ings in all gov­ern­ment build­ings and pub­lic spa­ces.

Mr Chris­tensen said if adopted, Na­tion­als mem­bers and sen­a­tors would take steps to see this brought in as gov­ern­ment pol­icy.

He went on to say: “This is a le­git­i­mate se­cu­rity con­cern for most Aus­tralians, and, quite sim­ply, it is com­mon sense which has been side-lined by the pc po­lice.

“Peo­ple who seek to con­ceal their iden­tity pose a se­cu­rity risk – plain and sim­ple.”

We took the opin­ion piece to our Face­book pages ask­ing our fans: YES OR NO: Should full fa­cial cov­er­ings be banned in pub­lic spa­ces?

The posts re­ceived hun­dreds of com­ments. And they sup­ported both sides of the de­bate.

One Face­book user said: “Yes ab­so­lutely. We can’t walk around the streets with hel­mets or bal­a­clavas on.”

An­other said: “No, def­i­nitely not! I feel com­fort­able and se­cure enough to let oth­ers wear what­ever they like.”

PHOTO: LUKAS COCH (AAP)

◗ Pauline Han­son wears a burqa dur­ing Se­nate Ques­tion Time at Par­lia­ment House.

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