Matt was elected as the first member for the Federal Division of Burt in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth at the 2016 Federal Election.
Matt serves on a wide range of committees including the House of Representatives standing committee on Economics, Agriculture and Water Resources and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.
Matt grew up in the Kelmscott Hills and attended school in Armadale. As a result he has strong ties to his local community. Matt has worked closely with community organisations throughout his life in what is now known as the seat of Burt and he continues to strive to “change the story” in the area.
Before Federal Politics Matt worked with a leading international law firm in Perth. He specialised in corporate crime including regulatory work, anti-bribery and corruption.
Throughout his legal career Matt worked alongside various organisations to benefit the community Including Starick services, he served as the President of the Law Society of Western Australia and the director of the Law Council of Australia and Chairperson of Law Access. Through these roles Matt has fought for better access to justice for all Australians, especially those that can’t afford it.
Matt is married to his wife Annabel, who he met while studying Law at university and shortly after his election he welcomed his first son into the world – Nicholas Keogh.