|Current Position (s)||Senator|
|Previous Position||State: Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for The Greens (NSW) from 2013 to 2018|
|Birthdate||8 Juillet 1963|
|Location||72 Campbell Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010|
- State: Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for The Greens (NSW) from 2013 to 2018.
- Federal: Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 15.8.2018 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice L Rhiannon (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2019.
- Senate Standing: Senators’ Interests from 13.9.2018 to 13.2.2019.
- Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 21.8.2018; Education and Employment: References from 21.8.2018; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.8.2019 (Substitute member from 1.8.2019).
- Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 13.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; National Capital and External Territories from 13.9.2018 to 3.4.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
- Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment, Transport, Roads, Maritime and Freight, Status of Women, Multiculturalism, Animal Welfare, Drug and Harm Minimisation, Young People, Western Sydney and the NSW Mid North Coast.
- Australian Greens Spokesperson for Education, Local Government Housing, Industry, Animal Welfare, Gun Control, International Development and Employment and Workplace Relations (Senate) from 5.7.2019.
- Convenor of the Greens Women’s Group (NSW) from 2011 to 2013.
- Candidate for the Greens in Heffron (NSW), 2012.
- Born 8.7.1963, Pakistan
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
- BE(Civil)(Hons) (University of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan))
- DEnvEng (University of New South Wales)
- MESc (University of New South Wales)
- Research Fellow/Research Assistant, UNSW from January 1993 to February 1999.
- Environmental Engineer, Sinclair Knight Merz from March 1999 to June 2001.
- Manager Natural Resources/Environmental Engineer, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (NSW) from August 2001 to August 2004.
- Director and Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Studies (UNSW) from August 2004 to April 2008.
- Manager of Environment and Services, Mosman Council (NSW) from January 2009 to August 2010.
- Associate Professor and Academic Director MBT, Australian School of Management (UNSW) from September 2010 to June 2013.
- Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 2013 to 2018.
Local government service
- Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for The Greens (NSW) from 2013 to 2018.
- UNSW Faculty of Engineering Award for Leadership, 2013.
- No. 5 in Fairfax Daily Media Life’s list of top 20 women, 2013.
- Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia, 2015.
- Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, 2017.
- Grand Stirrer at the 20th Edna Ryan Awards for the #End12 abortion decriminalisation campaign, 2017.
- M Faruqi and R Ryan, Transforming watercycle management: a case study in the mid-north coast of NSW. Ozwater Sydney 2007
- R Harding, CM Hendriks and M Faruqi, Environmental Decision-Making – Exploring complexity and context. Federation Press Sydney 2009
- Achieving systematic change for sustainability through enabling effective Community Education and Engagement NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW 2009
- M Faruqi, Embracing complexity to enable change, in D Rigling Gallagher, N Christiansen and P Andrews [eds], Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook, volume 2, pp. 772-781 Sage Thousand Oaks, California, USA 2012