FREE LECTURE: Banning the Burqa is not the Answer
|Banning the Burqa is not the Answer : This lecture will discuss the place of the burqa in Australian society.
The place of the Islamic face veil in public places has again arisen as an
issue for debate in Australia. Politicians from all sides have variously
called for its banning, called it confronting or appealed to liberal values in
defence of freedom of choice. In light of the recent debates it is time to
again examine the place of the veil in law, both existing laws and those
proposed by people like Rev Fred Nile and Jacqui Lambie.
About the speaker:
Dr Renae Barker is a lecturer in Law at The University of Western
Australia and honorary research fellow as the Centre for Muslim
States and Societies. She recently completed her Phd which examined
the relationship between the State and religion in Australia. She has
previously published on the legal status of the Islamic face veil in
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