New South Wales (NSW) is getting ready for the forthcoming local government election, which will take place on Saturday 4 December 2021. In that election, Dr Sabrin Farooqui, a member of the NSW Labor Party, will campaign for the community of Cumberland Council and she is pursuing her campaign with the greatest confidence.

Dr Farooqui was born in Bangladesh and received her master’s degree from the University of Dhaka before beginning her career as a professor at Dhaka’s Eastern University. She came to Australia as an overseas student in 2004 to complete her education.

She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in education from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney, respectively. Her work on assessment and pedagogy in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context earned her the “Best Research Student Award” from the University of Sydney.

Dr Farooqui’s research and other work focused on a variety of educational challenges in Bangladesh, and her recommendations and results were included not only in her thesis but also in a number of research studies published in international journals and discussed at local and international scholarly conferences.

Dr Farooqui began her career as a faculty at the University of Sydney before joining the Australian Public Service. She has worked with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Fair Work Commission in recent years.

Dr Farooqui began taking little steps towards her work in the community from a social standpoint while working in the Australian Public Service and raising a family. The veil slowly but steadily rose, revealing a plethora of things she might be doing to better use her talents to assist others.

She became active in refugee settlement programmes, where she worked to empower disadvantaged women, as well as in her Bangladeshi community, where she promoted young and aspiring artists and organised a number of events. For her efforts in the community, she received the “Local Woman of the Year” award from the Bankstown electorate in Sydney, Australia.

Dr Farooqui is a founder member of the Cultural Diversity Network Inc. (CDNI), a non-profit organisation that uses education, work, social connections, and friendships to assist multicultural individuals, with a concentration on migrant and refugee women, attain a feeling of belonging, independence, and purpose.

She became active in Australia’s political environment while working with local communities and individuals in need and is now a proud member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). She was nominated by her community to run for a position in the New South Wales Legislative Council, the state legislature’s upper chamber, in the 2019 state election.

Dr Farooqui is now a member of the NSW ALP Policy Forum. She sees herself as a valued resource who can contribute to the many needs of her community as a first-generation migrant, rather than a burden. She sincerely believes that everyone has potential and that if we all work together as a community, we can achieve great things.

“Our community has endured significant hardships over the past couple of years,” Dr Farooqui added, “These were issues that each of us dealt with in our own unique way, particularly when we were alone.”

She continued, “Now that the state has reopened and the lockdown is over, it’s time for us to start again as a safer and stronger community. As your NSW Labor Party representative in the forthcoming local government election on Saturday 4 December 4 2021, I will be supporting you and our community.”

If you require any further information on Dr Sabrin Farooqui, you may learn more about her work at: http://www.sabrinfarooqui.com.au