Principal Advisor, Public Affairs and Policy
Farah Farouque's role includes advocacy, government relations, strategic communications and policy development. She manages key campaigns, including for youth employment, and is a key advisor to the Executive Director.
Farah joined the organisation in 2012, bringing expertise as a senior writer and editor at The Age. As a journalist, she covered social affairs for many years and worked in diverse settings from the Canberra Press Gallery and Victorian Parliament to serving as a foreign correspondent in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami and 2002 Bali bombings.
Farah chairs the board of the Social Studio, a social enterprise and fashion label working with youth from refugee backgrounds. She has degrees in law and arts.