Hi I’m Dai Le,

I’m a mother, daughter, wife, sister, and business owner. And now, a newly elected Federal Member of Parliament.

I arrived in Australia with my mother and two younger sisters from refugee camps in South East Asia in the late 1970s, after we escaped war-torn Vietnam. We eventually were resettled in Bossley Park.

Following my HSC, I got a job as a cadet journalist with the Liverpool Champion. Working as a journalist gave me the opportunity to dive into the stories, the issues, and the lives of our Fowler community.

I later helped set up the Fairfield City Champion in Barbara Street Fairfield, and became its journalist covering the Fairfield City Council area. Wanting to expand my reporting skills, and widen my knowledge, I managed to get a researcher role, and eventually grew into reporting and broadcasting with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

I stepped in politics in 2008 wanting to represent and make a difference to the community where I live and grew up. I was honoured to get elected on Council in 2012 and then elected as Deputy Mayor. I have worked tirelessly with Mayor Frank Carbone to deliver on many initiatives, at a local level.

On 21st May 2022, I was privileged and honoured to be elected as an Independent Federal Member for Fowler to the 47th Parliament of Australia, one of the 1240 Members of Parliament elected to the House since Federation. And the first Independent for the seat of Fowler. I cannot thank the people enough for giving me this opportunity to be their voice and representative in Canberra.

I will now take our stories, and my deep knowledge and passion for our Fowler community to Canberra and will fight and advocate for our fair share of resources, and to be heard.

My Journey & Story

My family

1975
I escaped war torn Vietnam in 1975 with my mum and two sisters. After some years in refugee camps we eventually settled in Bossley Park.
About Dai - 1975
1986
Growing up locally has given me a deep understanding and knowledge of the issues impacting our lives.
About Dai - 1986
1990s
Working at the Liverpool and Fairfield Champion connected me to the stories and lived experiences of our community.
About Dai - 1990s
2000
As an ABC journalist, I traveled the country and learned about our country's diverse communities and their issues.
About Dai - 2000
2005
Raised a family, and graduated from Macquarie University with a BA in Political Science.
About Dai - 2005
2008
I started my campaign to improve our services and infrastructure for our city including more parking for Cabramatta and Fairfield City.
About Dai - 2008
2012
I was elected to Fairfield City Council as an Independent.
About Dai - 2012
OCT 2014
I discovered I had breast cancer in October 2014, and undertook six months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
About Dai - OCT 2014
2015
Completed my cancer treatment, and was appointed as Cancer Council Greater Western Sydney Ambassador.
About Dai - 2015
2016
The first phase of the building of the Dutton Lane car park began with completion in 2021.
About Dai - 2016
2017
We started the process to build Aquatopia Waterpark, turning it into one of our city's iconic features.
About Dai - 2017
2018
We turned the first sod at the Fairfield Showground to turn it into a multi-function facility for our diverse community.
About Dai - 2018
2018
I was part of the transformation of our city, with our Council winning the Bluett Award for Best Council in NSW.
About Dai - 2018
2019
Advocated and secured $5M State Government funding for Fairfield Hospital to increase its electricity infrastructure which had deteriorated. More work needs to be done.
About Dai - 2019
2020
Helping & support the local community & businesses to adjust to Covid restrictions and started the community information online sessions.
About Dai - 2020
2020
5 Year remission from breast cancer
About Dai - 2020
2021
I advocated for the development of the Fairfield Business HQ as a space to encourage small businesses and young people who have a start-up idea, to collaborate, network, and support one another to grow.
About Dai - 2021
2021
Along with Mayor Frank Carbone, we stood up and fought for our community via lobbying, television and radio media against unfair restrictions and secure more testing resources for our community.
About Dai - 2021
DEC 2021
I got re-elected to Fairfield City Council as a Councillor and elected Deputy Mayor.
About Dai - DEC 2021
2022
Based on my strong local credentials and deep knowledge of the community, I campaigned for the seat of Fowler and on 21st May I was honoured to be elected as a federal parliamentarian.
About Dai - 2022

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