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Zaya Toma
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Welcome to my Website

I hope you will find it an informative and useful resource for contact with the local Council and for issues of concern to you.

I was elected to Fairfield City Council, at the most recent election held in September 2008, my primary goal for change has been to improve the delivery time and quality of Council services to local residents and the community.

My political views are inspired by the heroic commander of the 39th Militia Battalion at the battle of Isurava, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Honner DSO MC. Honner also served his country as State President of our New South Wales Liberal Party and was later appointed as Ambassador to Ireland. He was a distinguished Soldier - Statesman in every respect.

"Honner's political philosophy embodied the belief that courage, hope, fortitude and endurance are all nutured by conviction. The strong and united community is supported by a continuity of a great tradition. He believed that it is not wealth and power and organisation that hold a society together but its faith."

I look forward to keeping in touch through my regular newsletter, blogs and updates to the website.



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Zaya TOMA

Our Local Voice for Mayor & Parks Ward


I am a proud and life-long resident of Fairfield City. I was born in the old Fairfield Hospital and grew up in Canley Vale, where I have lived my whole life. My parents migrated to Australia over forty years ago to seek a better life.

I received both my primary and secondary education locally, attending Canley Vale Public School and Canley Vale High School, before completing my tertiary education.

I’m currently employed as an adviser to Andrew Rohan MP, the State Member for Smithfield and our first ever Liberal Member of Parliament. Being an adviser to a State Member of Parliament has given me an insight into the issues affecting our local community and experience in dealing with constituents.

At the last election in September 2008, I promised change and since my election, I have delivered change.

I have campaigned against problem gambling, over-development, over-spending and the Carbon tax and I have campaigned for more youth services, more car parking in the city centres and for making Council more accountable and transparent.

I have enjoyed the opportunity to assist local residents with their Council related problems. That’s why I’m contesting the next Council election on 8 September 2012.

If elected, I will continue to speak up against over-development, over-spending and against the Carbon tax.

If elected, I will continue to speak up for more youth services, more car parking in the city centres and most importantly, I will continue to make Council more accountable and transparent.

I am completely committed to our community and I need your support to keep Fairfield City Council accountable and transparent.

Let me be ‘Your Local Voice’ on Fairfield City Council by voting for me at the next Council election on 8 September 2012. Place the number 1 in the Group B box above my name.

Dai LE

Our Local Voice for Cabravale Ward

I am proud of my Australian-Vietnamese refugee heritage.

Arriving in Australia from refugee camps in Hong Kong in 1979, my family and I eventually settled in Fairfield City. I grew up in Cabramatta and got married in Canley Vale.

After completing my HSC at Cerdon College in Merrylands, I landed a job as a journalist with the Fairfax Community newspapers, working in Liverpool and then Fairfield with the Champion.

I met my husband while covering stories at Fairfield Council. Today we have a wonderful nine-year-old son named Ethan.

I then went on to become a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) working as a researcher, reporter and broadcaster across the organisation’s news and current affairs programs. In the last few years of my journalism career, I worked as a broadcaster for the ABC’s Radio National program.

I also made award winning television documentaries, broadcasted on ABC TV and SBS TV. My last documentary won the UN Media Peace Awards for my story on the “Return of the Boatpeople” for ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent program.

I am also a Vincent Fairfax fellow – an ethics and leadership program that explore ethnical issues across the country and in the South East Asian region.

In 2008, I left my journalism career and did the unimaginable – stepped into politics. I felt compelled to give back to this country what it has given me. I offered myself to be the voice for the Cabramatta community.

I stood as a Liberal candidate for the State seat of Cabramatta, and caused the second biggest swing in NSW political history books. In 2011, I stood again as the Liberal candidate for the NSW State election, causing further swings.  Cabramatta, once a safe Labor seat at 29 per cent, was reduced to 2 per cent in 2011.

I currently serve on many community organisations including Deputy Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW and a Commissioner of the NSW Community Relations Commission (CRC).  I was this year awarded the NSW Local Woman of the Year for my positive leadership for young women in Western Sydney.

I believe that the Cabravale community needs a strong voice to stand up and fight for the community’s resources, and needs.

Cabravale’s richness and vibrancy is being neglected. Parking, roads, traffic congestion, cleanliness and long term plan for the area’s growth, have not been on Council’s priority list.

If elected, my main focus will be:

  1. Keeping Fairfield City Council honest and accountable to ratepayers
  2. Fight to make sure Fairfield City Council works to improve facilities and amenities in Cabravale ward
  3. Cutting wasteful spending to ensure ratepayers get value for their money
  4. Improving services such as council clean up, community safety, transport and education.
  5. Building infrastructure that will help revitalise the local economy.

I am very committed to be the voice for our community. I need your support to keep Fairfield City Council accountable and transparent.

Vote for me at the next Council election on 8 September 2012. Place the number 1 in Group A

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Eva Hanna (Toma)

Our Local Voice for Parks Ward


I have lived in Fairfield City since migrating to Australia 1981, so I understand and share the sense of optimism and hope with other migrant families that live locally. 

I received both my primary and secondary education locally, attending Fairfield Public School and Westfield’s Sports High School.

As a learning support officer at a public school, I understand and appreciate the value of a good education. I am passionate about ensuring that local schools receive the support they need to provide our children with a good education from all levels of Government. That’s why I will campaign to raise the standards in local schools.

As an active member of my local Church and a number of local community groups, I work hard to promote cultural awareness within the local community. That’s why I am passionate about getting more things done in Fairfield City.

If elected, I will speak up against over-development, over-spending and against the Carbon tax. I will speak up for more youth services, more car parking in the city centres and most importantly, I will speak up to make Council more accountable and transparent.

I am completely committed to our community and I need your support to keep Fairfield City Council accountable and transparent.

Let me be ‘Your Local Voice’ on Fairfield City Council by voting for me at the next Council election on 8 September 2012. Place the number 1 in the Group B box above my name.

Livio Sartoretto

Our Local Voice for Parks Ward


Born in Musano Italy in 1954. My family (dad, mum, eldest sister & I) migrated to Australia in 1956 and immediately settled in the Fairfield district and the family grew with another two sisters. I completed my education at Fairfield Patrician Brothers in 1972 and immediately started my 40 year career in Business & Accounting.

I gained an Advanced Diploma in Accounting from Wetherill Park TAFE in 1998 and a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Western Sydney in 2007.

Married in 1980 to an exceptional wife Mimma and have three outstanding sons. I have always lived in the Fairfield district. I have also worked in the local area for almost half of my career, including nine years with Club Marconi as their Finance Manager and three years as a Financial Controller with Fowler Homes. Currently, I am the Financial Controller for Ingleburn (Interline) Bus Services.

I have a great interest in sports and particularly soccer. My background and association with Club Marconi has provided me with a strong sense of Community spirit and I have a great interest to help improve our local area.

While I don’t expect to be elected to Council on this occasion, I do have a voice and I would appreciate your support to help promote community interest, transparency, planning, accountability and development for our area.

I am completely committed to our community and I need your support to keep Fairfield City Council accountable and transparent.

Let me be ‘Your Local Voice’ on Fairfield City Council by voting for me at the next Council election on 8 September 2012. Place the number 1 in the Group B box above my name.

Sue Lee Lim

Our Local Voice for Parks Ward


I was raised locally and attended Canley Heights Public School, where I became the School Captain, and completed my secondary education at Fairvale High School where I was elected to the Student Representative Council as a Senior Prefect in my final year.

I completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counselling (University of Sydney) and my Masters in Teaching (Charles Sturt University), completing my teaching practicums at local schools including Canley Heights Public School, Harrington Street Public School and Bonnyrigg Public School.

I am the third child of four, from Cambodian-Chinese parents who came out from the Khmer Rouge regime and settled into South West Sydney. As refugee parents with limited English skills, their main focus was ensuring my siblings and I obtained a university education – a dream achieved through our local public schools. I speak fluent English, Teo Chew and basic Auslan (sign language).

I am currently a Workplace Rehabilitation Manager / Rehabilitation Counsellor at Mend Services, assisting people on workers’ compensation in their rehabilitation and return to work. My work history has varied between Retail, Hospitality, Trade Services, Disability Services, Australian Government, Small Business Owner and Occupational Rehabilitation.

I am proud to call Fairfield City my home; there is no other place I would rather live. I am completely committed to our community and I would very much appreciate your support in keeping Fairfield City Council accountable and transparent.

Let me be ‘Your Local Voice’ on Fairfield City Council by voting for me at the next Council election on 8 September 2012. Place the number 1 in the Group B box above my name.

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