Ninos Khoshaba

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Ninos Khoshaba
Member of Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
In office
24 March 2007 – 26 March 2011
Preceded by Carl Scully
Succeeded by Andrew Rohan
Constituency Smithfield
Personal details
Born 24 March 1970
Political party Australian Labor Party

Ninos Khoshaba is an Australian politician of Assyrian descent, and is a former member of Parliament of New South Wales. He was a member of Parliament from 24 March 2007 until 26 March 2011, where he lost his seat to Andrew Rohan of the Liberal Party.

Early life[edit]

Born in Iraq on 24 March 1970, Khoshaba is the eldest of three children to parents Anwar Khoshaba and Athour Khoshaba. He migrated from Iraq to Australia in 1970 when only four months old. His father worked as a bulldozer driver and in 1991 his father was elected as a councillor on Fairfield City Council. His father eventually became the Mayor of Fairfield and was the first mayor of Assyrian background in Australia. His father was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2000.[1]

He attended Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School in Fairfield and St Johns Park High School.

Political career[edit]

In March 2004 he was elected as a councillor on Fairfield City Council, following his father's footsteps. In October 2004 he became an electorate officer working for the federal member for Prospect Chris Bowen.

He was elected to the New South Wales Parliament in 2007 for the Electoral district of Smithfield. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Works and is also a member of the Public Accounts Committee.[2] In the New South Wales state election, 2011 Koshaba lost his seat to Andrew Rohan with a 19.9% swing against him.[3]


Khoshaba is married and has three children.


Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Carl Scully
Member for Smithfield
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Andrew Rohan