Adibeh Abdo-Attia

Adibeh’s career spans over 40 years, working as an advocate for CALD communities and human rights, publisher, radio broadcaster, bureaucrat, accountant and small business owner in tourism and hospitality.

Adibeh left her hometown Zalin/ Kamishly in Syria and arrived in Australia in 1977 in search of a better life. Despite the discriminatory barriers she faced to secure a job matching her qualifications as a qualified teacher and final year Business and commerce @ Beirut University, Adibeh was determined to build a good life in Australia and commenced an Accounting and Computer degree at La Trobe University. During which time she was the first to establish a multicultural student club which held cultural events for people from all ethnicities. This was part of the early movement in taking society a step closer towards a multicultural Australia.