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.