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Farah Farouque


Farah Farouque shapes campaigns and public advocacy for the national anti-poverty group, the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Until 2012,  she was a senior writer at the Age covering social and legal policy, politics and creative arts.

Her journalism career for Fairfax took her to hotspots from the Canberra Press Gallery, where she worked for three years when Paul Keating was PM, to Bali after the 2002 bombings. Her toughest assignment was reporting from coastal Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day tsunami. In Melbourne, Farah chairs the board of The Social Studio, a not-for-profit using fashion and design to train people from refugee backgrounds.

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