Mehreen Faruqi has been a Greens senator for NSW since 2017. Her memoir Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud was released in July, describing her life, politics and reflections on being a progressive and outspoken migrant in Australia.
Here Mehreen and I discuss how her perceptions of what Australia is have changed over the past thirty years, her thoughts on compromise and incrementalism and the Greens' role in pushing big bold ideas, as well as her desire to see a "feminist, anti-racist Australia".
(Sincere apologies for the long time between podcast episodes, everyone: I have been going LOOPY in lockdown and have been having a bit of a rough trot that stopped me doing very much at all. I am much better now though thank you. I hope you are ok too. The end. As you were.)
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My two shows and special filming at Chapel Off Chapel have been rescheduled to October 8th & 9th
WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November
Mehreen's book Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud is out now through Allen & Unwin
ARTICLE: Coalition supports Pauline Hanson motion to ban critical race theory teachings
My episode with outgoing Greens Senator Rachel Siewert
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