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.
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