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Dr Mehreen FARUQI, PhD MEngSc BE MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Temporary Chair of Committees
Member of The Greens
Term of service expires 57th Parliament (03 Mar 2023)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A Dr Mehreen Faruqi, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P (02) 9230 2625

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 19 Jun 2013 Elected for the balance of term of service of Ms Cate Faehrmann (resigned).
Temporary Chair of Committees 09 Mar 2017
Deputy Chair, Public Works Committee 10 Apr 2018
Member, Public Works Committee 15 Mar 2018
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 - Industry and Transport 09 Mar 2017
Member, Procedure Committee 30 May 2016
Member, Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety) 02 Jun 2015
Member, Privileges Committee 26 May 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member, Select Committee on Human Trafficking in New South Wales 09 Nov 2016 19 Oct 2017 11 months 11 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 14 May 2015 09 Mar 2017 1 year 9 months 24 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 25 Jun 2013 06 Mar 2015 1 year 8 months 10 days
About the Electorate

Political Party Activity

Convenor, South Sydney Greens, The Greens NSW 2010-2011. Co-Convenor The Greens NSW Womens Working Group 2011-2013. Previous Parliamentary seats contested: 2011 Legislative Assembly; 2012 Legislative Assembly.

Community Activity

Chair, Community participation and review committee, Orica 2005-2010. Chair Mosman Sustainability advisory group 2006-2008. Member, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2007-present. Member, NTEU 2004-2008 and 2010-present.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

PhD Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales 2000. Master of Engineering Science, University of New South Wales 1994. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan 1988.
Assoc. Professor and Academic Director MBT, Australian School of Management UNSW September 2010-June 2013. Manager Environment and Services, Mosman Council NSW January 2009-August 2010. Director and Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Studies UNSW August 2004-April 2008. Manager Natural Resources / Environmental Engineer, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council NSW August 2001-August 2004. Environmental Engineer, Sinclair Knight Merz March 1999-June 2001. Research Fellow/Research Assistant UNSW January 1993-February 1999.

Publications - Faruqi, M, (2012) Embracing complexity to enable change, in D Rigling Gallagher, N Christiansen and P Andrews, eds, Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook, vol. 2, pp. 772-781, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California. Harding, R, Hendriks, CM and Faruqi, M (2009) Environmental Decision-Making- Exploring complexity and context, Federation Press, Sydney. Faruqi, M (2009) Achieving systemic change for sustainability through enabling effective Community Education and Engagement, position paper commissioned by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, NSW, October 2009. Faruqi, M and Ryan, R (2007) Transforming watercycle management: A case study in the mid-north coast of NSW, Ozwater, March 2007, Sydney

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 21 August 2013: