More than 400 people turned up to attend an NSW Labor Party campaign dinner to Re-Elect Jihad Dib, state member for Lakemba and Shadow Minister of Education on Thursday 15 November at Villa Blanca Reception in Bankstown.
Considering Mr Dib’s popularity, the $120 each dinner event was enthusiastically attended by a large number of community groups and people from diverse background.
A large number of community and business leaders, as well as politicians, attended the event including Mr Tony Burke MP,Mr Jihad Dib MP, Ms Courtney Houssos, MLC, Mr Stephen Kamper MP, Ms Julia Finn MP,Mr Kayee Griffin, former Deputy President of the NSW Upper House, Councillors Rachelle Harika and Clare Raffan from Canterbury Bankstown Council and Councillor Ola Hamed from Cumberland Council.
The Punchbowl Boys’ school band, ‘320’ performed as the entertainment for the night. This is the School from where Mr Dib left as Principal to join politics.
The MC for the night was Courtney Houssos while speeches were made by Mr Jihad Dib and Mr Tony Burke MP, Federal member for Watson and Shadow Minister for Citizenship & Multicultural Australia.