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Mr Ted O'Brien MP

Mr Ted O'Brien MP

Member for Fairfax, Queensland

Chair of Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
Liberal National Party of Queensland
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

17 Southern Drive
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Postal address

PO Box 1978
Sunshine Plaza, QLD, 4558

(07) 5479 2800
(07) 5443 5333

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4130
(02) 6277 8410


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2016. Re-elected 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.8.2017 (Chair, Trade Sub-Committee from 7.2.2018); Treaties from 23.2.2021.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 14.9.2016; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Economics from 18.2.2019 to 27.8.2020; Environment and Energy from 4.7.2019 (Chair from 24.7.2019).
Party positions
  • Chairman of the Liberal National Party Futures Committee from 2011 to 2013.
Other positions
  • Founder and Chairman of Generation Innovation.
  • Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement from 2005 to 2007.
  • Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Advisory Board (South East Queensland Branch) from 2011 to 2012.
  • Member of the Queensland Catholic Education Advisory Board from 2011 to 2013.
  • Born 7.5.1974, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Trainee Baker.
  • Management Program.
  • MBA(IntBus)(Hons) (University of Melbourne).
  • BA (University of Queensland).
  • MEc(IntPolEc) (London School of Economics and Political Science).
  • Asia Pacific Fellow (Chinese Mandarin).
  • Country Manager, Taiwan, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).
  • Ops and Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).
  • Business Development Manager, Asia, Australian Ricegrowers' Cooperative (Asia-Pacific).
  • Market Maker Lead, Greater China, Accenture (Global).
  • Director of Growth & Strategy, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Accenture (Global).
  • Managing Director (Qld), Barton Deakin (Australia).
  • Managing Director, Ted O'Brien & Associates.
  • Name: Fairfax
  • Location: The Division of Fairfax consists of part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
  • Area: 1,004 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 114,123 (at 5.6.2019)
  • Industries: Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, health care, construction and infrastructure industries.