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First hijab-wearing women councilor in Sydney



Nadia Saleh is one of three Muslims elected to the Roselands ward in Sydney.

The mother-of-four is also the first Sydney councilor to wear a hijab in public.

‘When I first arrived at Australia, I struggled to raise my kids. I struggled to ask for support,’ she told SBS program once upon a time in Punchbowl in 2014, in which she did not wear a hijab.

Mrs. Saleh joins a small group of Muslim politicians in Australia, which includes federal MPs Ed Husic and Anne Aly, and NSW upper house member Shaoquett Moselmane, who also hails from Lebanon.

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