Mr. Ninos Khoshaba the first Assyrian elected to the New South Wales Parliament.

Ninos’s parents Mr. Anwar Khoshaba and Mrs. Atour Khoshaba emigrated to Australia from Iraq in 1970, when Ninos was only 4 months old. In 1988 he joined the Australian Labor Party.
For the first 16 years of his working career he worked for ANZ Bank, Aussie Home Loans and St George bank and held a number of senior positions.
On 21/11/1999 he married Angela. On 8/10/03 they had their first child Alyssa, and they had their second child Briannah, on the 5/10/05. Ninos and his family live in South Abbotsbury.
His father Mr. Anwar Khoshaba, was a Councillor for Fairfield City Council since 1991 until 2004. During this time he was the Mayor of Fairfield on three occasions and the Deputy Mayor on two occasions. When his father felt it was time for him to retire from politics, Ninos’s career had just begun.
In March 2004 he was elected as a Councillor for Fairfield City Council representing the Parks Ward. During this time he has been on a number of committees which include:
Services Committee Chairman Sept 2005 – to date
Services Committee Member March 2004 – to date
Multicultural Advisory Committee March 2004 – to date
Traffic Committee Member Sept 2005 – Sept 2006
Smithfield/Wetherill Discussion Group March 2004 – to date
Since he was elected, Ninos represented the Mayor of Fairfield at several functions and have been very active within the community.
Ninos is an active Australian Labor Party (ALP) member for many years and he has been a key contributor to many State, Federal and Local government elections.
In Oct 2004, he began work for Chris Bowen MP (Federal Member for Prospect) as an Electorate Officer helping people with their day to day problems.
Recently, Ninos was endorsed as the ALP candidate for the State Seat of Smithfield. The election was held today on the 24th March 2007. He was elected as the Member for Smithfield in NSW Parliament.
Congratulations to Ninos on his win and wish him all the best for his future.