House debates

Monday, 18 June 2007


Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam

9:29 pm

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Scullin, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I take this opportunity to congratulate Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam on his appointment by the National Imams Council earlier this month to Mufti of Australia. Sheik Fehmi is a constituent of the electorate of Scullin. I forgive him that he is a Carlton supporter, like the parliamentary secretary at the table, Mr Anthony Smith. I am not sure whether or not Sheik Fehmi took his family along to watch the member for Casey in the little league. Sheik Fehmi is simply a good bloke. He is somebody who anybody in this chamber would be proud to say is a constituent of their electorate. I wish him well in his new role. I know that he is the face of the Muslim community that we really need to see.

Photo of David HawkerDavid Hawker (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! It being 9.30 pm, the debate is interrupted.