Proudly representing the Animal Justice Party for the House of Representatives, 2019 Federal Election in his home town electorate of Newcastle, NSW, is Darren Brollo. Following his passion for animal rights, Darren is a strong advocate for urgent change to the inherently cruel practices of modern intensive factory farming.
Adopting a plant based diet almost 30 years ago as part of a compassionate lifestyle, he promotes the many benefits of veganism including personal health and environmental sustainability. As a proponent of equality for all species, Darren believes that animals should not be viewed as property or used as food, clothing, research subjects, entertainment or sport.
Highly regarded for his drumming ability, music has always been a platform for Darren to share the message of animal rights and encourage others to consider ethical and humane choices. A founding member of the highly successful Australian band Lo-tel, Darren achieved ARIA nominations and a national number one single with ‘Teenager of the Year’. He combines his love of music and education running long standing Hunter business, The dbmusic Drum Academy.
Darren is often found out and about with his 10 year old rescued Golden Retriever, and has spent time caring for countless rescued companion and farm animals over many years. His other interests include sustainable architecture, tiny houses and simplifying lifestyle choices in a bid to reduce our footprint on the planet. Darren is very happily married with two children, and with the support of his family feels honoured to have been selected by The AJP to be a voice for the animals.