Hijab-wearing Afghan refugee wins Australian Senate seat


Australia made history again as the first hijab-wearing Afghan refugee woman won a Senate seat from Western Australia, local media reported on Monday.

Fatima Payman has won Western Australia’s sixth and final Senate seat, becoming the first Afghan Australian and the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in parliament, SBS News reported. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his party leaders congratulated Payman on her victory. “Congratulations Senator Payman,” the premier tweeted.


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