Community leaders endorsed and supported a unanimous condemnation of violence in any form
 
Kuwait: Sheikh Ahmed Al-Abdullah was appointed Prime Minister and assigned to form the members of the new cabinet
 
Chris Bowen says there is no anger from religious leaders about lack of security
 
Youssef Salamah: The US, Israel, and Iran have introduced a new language at the International War College
 
ECCNSW | An act of terrorism in Wakley, which is abhorrent to our values and Australia's multicultural values
 
Lebanon called for an end to the escalation in the Middle East and respect for international law
 
FROM SOGGY TO SPECTACULAR: Bill Anderson Park ready for any weather
 
AFIC Condemns Tragic Incident
 
The Revolutionary Guard announces the seizure of a ship linked to Israel in the Strait of Hormuz
 
It was momantous occasion, blessed with a substantial turnout that filled the college premises ...
 
Latest news about the ceasefire negotiations in Gaza
 
Member for Parramatta Donna Davis thanked the incoming trainee paramedics and emergency call takers...
 
Former Lord Mayor Paul Barber passing





Former Lord Mayor Paul Barber passing
2/03/2024
(See translation in Arabic section)
Sydney - Middle East Times Int’l: The City of Parramatta recognises the contribution and lasting legacy of former Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Barber. 
Mr Barber was raised in East Parramatta, educated at Parramatta East Public School and Macquarie Boys High School. After a career as a shift controller at the Shell Oil Refinery, a concern for Parramatta’s heritage and urban design standards prompted his first interest in local government in the 1990s. 
He went on to be a long-time member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee to the City of Parramatta, served on the upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust and on the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils where he lobbied both State and Federal Governments for a better deal for local governments. 
 
Mr Barber went on to have a long and impactful career as an elected Councillor with the City of Parramatta Council from 2001, including as Lord Mayor of Parramatta in 2007 and 2008.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Pierre Esber said: 
“Paul Barber was the epitome of hard work and dedication to the people of Parramatta. 
“In his time involved with the City of Parramatta, he was involved in the creation of the Parramatta Artists Studio, the restoration of the old Parramatta War Memorial Pool, the introduction of the free shuttle bus in 2008, delivery of the first Sustainability Expo in 2007 and the successful delivery of Social Enterprise Grants for the unemployed, plus many more achievements.
 “Our sincere condolences go to his family at this time.”

 














Copyright 2007 mideast-times.com