A solicitor and barrister as well as a migration agent, Councillor Benjamin was first elected to Blacktown City Council in 2012.
Councillor Benjamin is Honorary Director of a free community legal service, Toongabbie Legal Centre Inc. and the outreach legal service Blacktown Legal Centre. He is also a director of the Australian Multicultural Forum Ltd and has held numerous positions in many community and government organisations.
Admitted as a legal practitioner by the NSW Supreme Court in August 2003, Councillor Benjamin has degrees in law as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (equivalent to MA Social Work). Previously, Councillor Benjamin studied community development in the United Kingdom and was Director of a not-for-profit community development organisation in India.
Former Member of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Committee constituted by the Federal Government and served as one of the people of Ambassadors. Mr Benjamin served as the Board member and later President of the Multicultural Arts Alliance of NSW.
A passionate advocate for public open space and parks.