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1st Muslim female to enter Australian parliament

1st Muslim female is Mehreen Farooqi to enter Australian parliament. Mehreen Farooqi became the first Muslim woman, she was chosen by the Green Party of New South Wales, for the position of the upper house of parliament in the state to enter the Australian Parliament.

The Farooqi Select by postal ballot of party members in the game, only women can run from seven areas. It will be the first and oldest Australian parliament in July in the first female Muslim part of New South Wales National, regional or federal parliament of Australia.

“I joined the Green Party because of the strong position of true sustainable development, social justice, human rights and multiculturalism.” said Farooqi. 

Environmental Engineering, Farooqi study, she and her family came from Pakistan in 1992, is a professor at the University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management.