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17 Southern Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Biography

Ted O'Brien was elected to the seat of Fairfax in 2016.

Ted has over 20 years’ experience in business both in Australia and overseas. He has a Masters of Economics and Business and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Public Directors.

He is a member of the Coalition’s Economics and Finance Committee and Chairman of the Trade Sub-committee under the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. In this role, Ted led an inquiry into how Australia’s small and medium sized businesses can be supported in leveraging free trade agreements to pursue export opportunities. He is also on three Parliamentary Committees including Infrastructure, Transport and Cities; Innovation, Science and Resources; and Indigenous Affairs.

Ted is focussed on building congestion busting infrastructure for the Sunshine Coast to support strong and sensible economic growth and help leverage the region’s strengthens in tourism and innovation. In the two years since his election he has helped secure more than $3 billion for the Bruce Highway, a $181 million concessional loan for the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport and $390 million to duplicate and upgrade rail infrastructure between Beerburrum and Nambour.

Ted is passionate about civil society and helping individuals and communities realise their potential by taking control of their own future.

Amazing to meet Scarlett and Anna with Katie Allen MP this morning to announce our Government will expand the PBS listing of the medicine Kalydeco for infants, helping children living with Cystic Fibrosis. It will save families up to $300,000 a year, taking it down to as little as $6.50 a script. Improving the lives of children like Scarlett and Anna are the inspiring reason we do our jobs as parliamentarians.

Jul 21

Our farmers are the best in the world despite years of drought and hardship. That’s why today at the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit in Dubbo, I announced that our Government is committed to take our agricultural sector to a $100 billion industry by 2030.

Jul 19

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Jul 18

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Jul 18

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17 Southern Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558