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KEOGH, Matthew (Matt) JamesBiography for KEOGH, Matthew (Matt) James

Member for Burt (WA)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Burt, Western Australia, 2016. Re-elected 2019.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 15.9.2016 to 1.7.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Economics from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Defence Industry from 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister for Western Australian Resources from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.

Shadow Minister Assisting for Small and Family Business from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.

Shadow Minister Assisting for Small Business from 28.1.2021.


Party Positions

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (WA) from 2003 to 2013.

Convenor of the Australian Labor Party Law, Public Administration and Community Safety Policy Committee (WA) from 2007 to 2016.

Member of the Young Labor Executive, 2007.

President of the Young Labor State Branch (WA), 2007.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2007.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2009.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2011.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2015.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2018.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (WA) from 2018 to 2019.


Personal

Born 11.11.1981, Armadale, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Pol&Hist)(Hons) (University of Notre Dame).

LLB (University of Notre Dame).

Senior Customer Service Officer for iiNet from 2000 to 2002.

Liaison Officer for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (WA), 2003.

Policy Officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (WA) from 2003 to 2005.

Solicitor at Travers and Keogh from 2005 to 2006.

Prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 2006 to 2011.

Commercial Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills from 2011 to 2016.

Director at the Law Council of Australia, 2015.

President of the Law Society of Western Australia, 2015.


Honours

Australian Young Lawyer of the Year, Law Council of Australia, 2009.


Electorate

Name: Burt

Location: Burt covers parts of the Cities of Armadale, Canning and Gosnells. The division is constructed from suburbs in the south-east metropolitan areas of Perth including the suburbs of Armadale (part), Brookdale, Camillo, Canning Vale, Champion Lakes, Forrestdale, Gosnells (part), Harrisdale, Haynes, Hilbert (part), Huntingdale, Kelmscott, Langford, Mount Nasura, Piara Waters, Seville Grove, Southern River, Thornlie and Wungong (part).

Area: 172 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 105,236 (at 10.6.2019)

Industries: Light industry, commercial, medical and retail trade, construction and manufacturing.