Until Wednesday morning former journalist Vikki Campion had not made headlines since she was The Daily Telegraph's urban affairs reporter.
The 33-year-old had worked quietly behind the scenes for several National Party politicians before taking on her role as a media adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Ms Campion, who also once worked for Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore, was employed in Mr Joyce's office from May 2016 until May last year, then moved to the office of Resources Minister Matt Canavan.
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Former journalist Vikki Campion has been keeping a low profile since the middle of last year
Former Telegraph reporter Vikki Campion (right) on the road with Samantha Armytage
Vikki Campion pictured with Barnaby Joyce at the Different Drummer bar at Glebe last year
She had previously worked as a senior adviser to New South Wales Police Minister Troy Grant when the Dubbo MP was deputy premier and was an adviser to Racing Minister Paul Toole when the Bathurst MP had the local government portfolio.
Prior to becoming a political staffer Ms Campion worked for eight years as a journalist with The Daily Telegraph, where she was on the news desk for seven months until July 2014.
Months before it was reported Ms Campion was pregnant to Mr Joyce she began withdrawing from public view.
Ms Campion disappeared from social media and moved house; her address has been removed from the electoral roll.
When the political staffer began shutting down her social media last year she also asked friends to remove pictures of her, saying the request was to do with her