Ed Husic becomes first Muslim minister in Australia

Ed Husic became the first Muslim sworn on to a federal government frontbench.

Ed Husic becomes first Muslim minister in Australia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ed Husic, named parliament secretary to the Prime Minister and for broadband, became the first Muslim sworn on to a federal government frontbench, reported the Australian. 

A key supporter of Kevin Rudd, Mr Husic was elevated to the senior role at the expense of Andrew Leigh, who lost the role in the ministry reshuffle.

The milestone was acknowledged by Governor-General Quentin Bryce as she swore in Mr Husic and 24 of his Labor colleagues at a ceremony in Canberra.

“This is a wonderful day for multiculturalism, and everything it stands for in our country,” Ms Bryce told Mr Husic, to roars of “Hear Hear!” from his Labor colleagues.

“I wish you all the best as you serve our country as parliamentary secretary.”

Mr Husic became the first Muslim elected to federal parliament when he won the western Sydney seat of Chifley in 2010.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 18:06
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