We're very excited to announce that environmental engineer and academic, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, has been preselected to replace sitting Greens MLC, Cate Faehrmann, when she resigns her seat to contest the Senate later this year.
Mehreen was preselected by a postal ballot of all members of the NSW Greens, in a field of seven all-women candidates.
Mehreen is an Associate Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of NSW. She worked as a consultant in Pakistan before migrating to Sydney with her family.
She has more than 20 years of experience as a Civil / Environmental engineer and a sustainability expert working in both regional and metropolitan NSW.
She has managed local government Departments of Natural Resources and Environment on NSW’s mid-north coast and in Sydney. She is a former Chair of the Orica Botany Community Participation Committee and a published author. She is a long term member of the party and is currently the Convenor of The Greens NSW Women’s Group.
A message from Mehreen:
"I’m incredibly humbled by the support Greens members across NSW have given me, in selecting me to become their next Greens MP.
“I’m proud of our grassroots democratic process and the fact that all members have the right to have a say in who represents them in our parliaments.
“I’m looking forward to working hard for the people of NSW and continuing Cate’s excellent work in protecting our national parks, fighting for gender equality and equal marriage, campaigning for public transport, taking The Greens message to Western Sydney and growing the campaign against coal seam gas mining.
“As the first Greens MP in NSW from a migrant background, I’m also excited about building stronger relationships between The Greens and migrant communities,"
A message from Cate:
"Mehreen is a very exciting addition to the Greens team in the NSW parliament. Her extensive experience in environmental and sustainability work means Mehreen will be a powerful voice on some of the key issues facing the people of NSW.
Congratulations to Mehreen and we're looking forward to having you in Parliament representing The Greens from July.
You can stay up to date with Mehreen's work by liking her Facebook page.
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