Matthew Swinbourn

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Matthew Swinbourn

MLC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General; Minister for Electoral Affairs
Assumed office
19 March 2021
Minister John Quigley
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region
Assumed office
22 May 2017
Personal details
Born (1975-04-03) 3 April 1975 (age 46)
Middle Swan, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Children3
Alma mater University of Western Australia
ProfessionLawyer

Matthew Dean Swinbourn (born 3 April 1975) is an Australian politician. He was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2017 state election, as a Labor member in East Metropolitan Region. His term began on 22 May 2017.

Following the 2021 Western Australian state election, Swinbourn was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Minister for Electoral Affairs, John Quigley. [1]

Before entering politics, Swinbourn worked at several trade unions. [2] In 2002, he was employed by the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union as a workers' compensation officer. He took a position at the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union as an industrial officer in 2007 for three years, [3] before taking a position at the Health Services Union. Swinbourn returned to the CFMEU in 2012, where he worked as a lawyer until his election.

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  1. Premier announces re-elected Labor Government Ministry portfolios
  2. Inaugural Speech | Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC
  3. "Matthew Swinbourn".