Historic first in Australia as two Muslims become ministers

Two Australian parliamentarians became the country’s first-ever Muslim ministers on Wednesday.

Anne Aly and Ed Husic were sworn into government 11 days after new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese led the centre-left Labor Party to an election victory over the incumbent conservatives.T

Husic was made Minister for Industry and Science, while Aly became Minister for Early Childhood Education and the Minister for Youth.

Both ministers held a pink Quran as they took an oath during their swearing-in ceremony.

Husic, who was born in Australia to Bosnian parents, became the first Muslim to be elected to parliament in 2010.



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