David Borger, the Western Sydney Director of the Business Chamber, is our Reader of the Week.
Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Bob Katter, Billy Bragg and Baldrick from Blackadder. What a hoot.
The best advice I ever received was: “Get rid of that goattie beard if you want to run for Parliament son” (Directive from Barry Unsworth).
The most amazing thing I’ve ever done is: Be a Dad to my daughters Grace and Zoe.
If I was down to my last $10 I would spent it on: A jar of Tahini and Lebanese bread. (its great with lemon juice and olive)
My greatest fear is: not seeing our girls grow up.
My fantasy job is: Infrastructure Minister for Western Sydney.
If I could have a super power it would be: To fly – what a cool way to get around.
My favorite phrase is...”Hanging in there” Picked up from my year 12 Economics teacher
My hidden talent is: making funny movies with our children
If I could travel back in time, I would love to see/meet: John Bradfield the engineer who designed the Harbour Bridge and grand railway schemes for Sydney. Love to see what he would recommend for Western Sydney.
The one thing I will never throw out: A religious statue my mum purchased from Pelegrines in Parramatta.
True love is: when someone finds your annoying habits cute.
My last meal would be: Prawn Laksa from Temasek in Parramatta.
My first car was: 1974 Corolla. I took the back seats out and delivered magazines for a job while I was at Uni.
I’m always being asked: Are you running for politics again.
My most embarrassing moment was : My first meeting at Parramatta Council. I loudly objected to a motion. I thought it was concerning homes for people with disabilities: it was actually about brothels!
What people may not know about me is: I went to 10 schools.
Wierdest thing in my glovebox: Not sure I haven’t gone there for a while.
My biggest fashion faux pas was: Wearing a Texan necktie to a school dance. Bad move.
I wish I hadn’t: Moved straight from Uni to work: go the gap year.
My earliest memory is: Laying carpet tiles with my dad at Chester Hill.
On my bedside table is: Mostly unread books.
People say I look like: I'm busy.
A movie I think everyone should see: Dead Poets Society. Carpe Diem: Seize the day!
In the future: Western Sydney will receive its fair share of arts funding. We currently get less than 1% yet we are a third of the state. What a disgrace!