(03) 51 44 1987

54B Cunninghame Street, SALE 3850

Danny O'Brien

Danny O’Brien is a born and bred Gippslander, the youngest of seven children from a proud Gippsland family.  His career began with a journalism cadetship at the Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator newspaper in Sale, before taking up a role with Southern Cross TV News and later WIN TV, traveling the length and breadth of Gippsland.

After a stint travelling overseas, he worked for WIN TV in Ballarat, where he was Deputy State News Director before becoming Chief of Staff and Media Adviser for then Leader of The Nationals, Peter Ryan.  He was subsequently a Senior Adviser for former Deputy Prime Minister, Mark Vaile and before entering parliament was Chief of Staff to Federal Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce.  Danny’s other jobs have always been focussed on rural people, including time as CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council at the height of the Murray Darling Basin Plan debate, as an agriculture and trade policy adviser at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and at the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

He is a passionate advocate of rural people and a strong supporter of our primary industry sector.

Danny lives in Sale where he is a member of the local Rotary Club, CFA brigade and local football clubs.  He is married to Vicki and they have two children.

Danny has served as Shadow Minister for Sport, Shadow Minister for Veterans, and Shadow Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation.