First Front Bencher to be Muslim and Take His Oath on the Quran-Ed Husic
Date of Record: 01/07/2013
Mr Husic became Australia's first Muslim frontbencher when he was appointed the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Broadband.
He took his oath of office on the Quran at the swearing in ceremony with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, the first Australian to do so.
There were some concerns raised about this, however Mr Husic said he saw this as a natural part of democracy and a good thing that people can ask those questions.
He says the important thing is that mainstream Australia wants everyone to work together.