Politics in Colour: Candid Conversations – On being a woman, an MP and Indigenous or Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD)

According to the SBS News, 71% of Australians want a more diverse parliament. Yet, Australia’s Parliament still does not fairly and equally represent the greater Australian population.

Co-Founders of Women’s Business, Kat Henaway & Kriti Colless are proud to present the Politics in Colour: Candid Conversations Series, created to inspire people from all Australian communities, particularly those under-represented in politics, to consider a different kind of leadership.

Our inaugural event features a panel discussion including some of the country’s most prominent culturally diverse female politicians.

Politics in Colour: Candid Conversations – On being a woman, MP and Indigenous or Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD).
Shadow Minister Linda Burney

Shadow Minister for Human Services. She has since been appointed Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians.  As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives.  Linda’s commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years.

Senator Mehreen Faruqi


Greens Senator for NSW and Spokesperson for Education, Housing, Industry and Animal Welfare. Dr Faruqi became thefirst Muslim woman to sit in any Australian parliament when she joined the NSW Parliament in 2013. She is a civil and environmental engineer and a life-long activist for social and environmental justice.

Ms Jenny Leong MP

Member for Newtown in the NSW State Parliament and the Greens NSW spokesperson for Multiculturalism and Human Rights. First elected in 2015, she is a passionate advocate for equality, justice, and human rights – and has a long track record of standing up and speaking out against racism, sexism, discrimination and the politics of fear.

Ms Kaushaliya Vaghelamp

Member of the Legislative Council for the  Western Metropolitan Region in Victoria and a member of the Australian Labor Party.  She is the first Indian-born Member of Parliament to be elected to the Victorian Parliament and the first Indian-born Hindu to enter any Parliament in Australia. Kaushaliya is a firm believer in family values and stands for the development of infrastructure for the people of the West.

Tuesday 3 November 2020
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm AEDT
Via Zoom


For this event featuring women in political leadership, Women for Election Australia is proud to partner with Women’s Business with the aim of inspiring and equipping more Women of Colour to consider running for public office.

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