Victoria’s first policewoman wearing a hijab on duty has revealed the challenges she faces being a Muslim on the frontline amid the heightened threat of terrorism. Almost 13 years after graduating from the police academy, the 42-year-old senior constable says there are still challenges being a minority in the force.
- Maha Sukkar became the first Muslim police officer to wear a hijab in late 2004
- The Lebanese-born senior constable says being a minority is still a challenge
- The 42-year-old officer says she has to keep explaining who she is and her job