‘I want to normalise hijab wearing’: WA’s newest Labor senator on making history

Muslim Australian Fatima Payman says her path to becoming a senator still feels ‘completely unreal’.

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

@msmarto Tue 21 Jun 2022 03.30 AEST


When Fatima Payman takes her seat in the Senate in July, she will make history as the first woman to wear a hijab in Australia’s parliament.

The 27-year-old Muslim Australian, confirmed as Labor’s newest senator from Western Australia on Monday, says she will wear it with pride.

“I want to normalise hijab wearing,” Payman tells Guardian Australia.

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