Fatima Payman


July 10, 2023

Fatima Payman

Senator, Australia

Fatima Payman is a politician of Afghan descent who was born in Australia and currently serves as a Senator in the Australian Senate following the 2022 federal election. Affiliated with the Labor Party, she was officially elected to represent Western Australia in the Senate on June 20, 2022, and commenced her term on July 1. Notably, she made history as the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab in the Australian Parliament.

Video taken by the iKnow Politics Team during the 145th Inter-parliamentary Union’s Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2022.

Interview with Fatima Payman