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Hon. Matthew Dean Swinbourn MLC


Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs

House:Legislative Council
Party:Australian Labor Party
Electorate:East Metropolitan Region

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Speeches by Hon. Matthew Dean Swinbourn
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Unit 2, 201-205 Burslem Drive
Maddington WA 6109

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Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook


SWINBOURN Hon. Matthew , MLC
Member for East Metropolitan Region
Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service
Elected to the Fortieth Parliament for the East Metropolitan Region on 11 March 2017 for the term commencing on 22 May. Re-elected 2021 for the term commencing 22 May.

Parliamentary Appointments
Deputy Chair of Committees: 23 May 2017 to 4 May 2021.

Ministerial Appointments
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs: From 19 March 2021 to present.

Standing Committees
Substitute Member, Standing Committee on Legislation for the inquiry into the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019: 2 June 2020 - 11 August 2020.
Chair, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation: 25 June 2020 - 29 January 2021.
Member, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review: 25 May 2021 - 19 May 2022.

Select Committees
Member, Select Committee on Elder Abuse: 13 September 2017 - 13 September 2018.
Deputy Chair, Select Committee into Cannabis and Hemp: 13 October 2021 - present.


3 April 1975, Perth, Western Australia.

Marital Status

Occupation before entering Parliament and Qualifications
Lawyer, Senior Industrial Officer, Workers Compensation Officer, Prosecutions Officer, Law Clerk and Sessional Lecturer at Notre Dame University.
BA, Double Major in Political Science and Anthropology.

East Metropolitan Region includes the Legislative Assembly electorates of Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley, Swan Hills, Thornlie (formerly Gosnells), and West Swan.

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