Welcome to my Community!

It is a privilege to serve as your local Councillor on Fairfield City Council, for the Cabra-Vale Ward.

Since my election to Fairfield City Council in 2012, I have been a champion of our great city and its people. Leveraging on my skills as a journalist and storyteller, I have actively advocated for infrastructure projects to improve the quality of life for our residents such as the building of off-leash dog parks, the Dutton Lane Car park, the Fairfield Showground, the Fairfield City Business Hub and the upcoming Health and Wellness Centre in Cabramatta.

I know there is still more to do. We deserve more. Our city and people have been resilient and have persevered through many challenges. We’re ready for the next phase of growth.

Please get in touch with me to leave a message or let me know about what matters to you and how I can assist.

Why do I exist?

“Impossible” is a trigger-word for me. They say it’s impossible to change your circumstances. For a woman to be a leader. For a non-native speaker to be a journalist. For a refugee to become a councillor . I proved them all wrong. Time and again.

It wasn’t easy. It took conviction. It took courage. It took a community. But, most of all, it took compassion.


There are still a lot of barriers to break. Old systems to improve, old thinking to challenge – but by listening to each other and working together, we will build a better future because of our diversity – not despite of it.

We’ve only just begun. Together, we can transform our future.

My Work in the Community

Our community deserves a strong and genuine voice to fight for the things we need. Over the decades successive Governments, both State and Federal, have failed to pay attention to the resources and investment that are needed to lift up our families and businesses in our city.

According to the World Health Organisation, health is not just about the absence of disease and infirmity but it’s “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”.

As the nation faced the Covid health issue, our city and residents were forced to live under unprecedented restrictive measures. But we persevered and walked through with strength and resilience.

Small business is said to be the backbone of our nation, and economy. Locally, small businesses play a pivotal role in our diverse society providing employment opportunities and livelihood for our residents and families.

We have nearly 16,000 registered businesses in our city and 90% of these are registered SMEs (Small and medium enterprises), with manufacturing being the largest employer and generating more than $1,296.3 million.

Small business is said to be the backbone of our nation, and economy. Locally, small businesses play a pivotal role in our diverse society providing employment opportunities and livelihood for our residents and families.

We have nearly 16,000 registered businesses in our city and 90% of these are registered SMEs (Small and medium enterprises), with manufacturing being the largest employer and generating more than $1,296.3 million.

Families are what connect and support our diverse community. Family is also one of the strongest pillars for many people living and working in our city.

As a Council, we acknowledge the importance of the family unit in providing support and care for their loved ones, and in our city; we also understand how critical extended family is as well for many of our residents. We have endeavoured to create and build an environment where families can come together, and spend their quality time, to thrive and grow.

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