Majority of Australians Support Public Ban on Islamic Burqa

A majority of Australians believe the traditional Islamic burqa should be banned in public places, according to a new poll.

The survey found that 43.6 per cent of respondents “strongly” support a ban on the burqa in public while another 12.7 per cent also support the idea, producing a majority of 56.3 per cent generally in favour.

The Sky News/ReachTel poll found 12.3 per cent were against a ban and 18.9 cent “strongly” opposed the idea. Another 12.5 per cent were undecided.