Senate Proceedings – Senator Fatima Payman’s First Speech

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Senator Fatima Payman is a senator for Western Australia.

She was an organiser for the United Workers Union in 2018 and was a program coordinator for Edmund Rice Education Australia.

She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and was naturalised as an Australian citizen in 2005.

Payman is the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in the Australian Parliament.

The transcript of this proceeding can be found here:…

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