Matt Brown (Australian politician)
|Member for Kiama|
March 1999 – March 2011
|Preceded by||Bob Harrison|
|Succeeded by||Gareth Ward|
|Minister for Police
Minister for the Illawarra
8 September 2008 – 11 September 2008
|Preceded by||David Campbell|
|Born||10 March 1972|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Matthew James "Matt" Brown (born 10 March 1972) is an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Kiama between 1999 and 2011. He was appointed Minister for Police and Minister for the Illawarra in the New South Wales Government on 8 September 2008 but resigned three days later after allegations of inappropriate conduct at a party in Parliament House occurring in June 2008.
Brown was elected as Member for Kiama in 1999, representing the Australian Labor Party. He was sworn in as Minister for Housing and Tourism on 2 April 2007, and promoted to Minister for Police and Minister for the Illawarra on 8 September 2008. He resigned on 11 September 2008 after being accused of erotic dancing at a late-night party in his Parliament House office,
Brown had been suggested to run for the Federal seat of Throsby at the 2013 election but he has decided against it.
Matt Brown is currently running a pub in Sydney.
- "Mr (Matt) Matthew James Brown". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- Salusinszky, Imre (2008-09-11). "Nathan Rees minister Matt Brown resigns over simulated sex with MP". The Australian (News Ltd). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
- Tibbits, Alex; Smith, Alexandra (2008-09-11). "Minister quits over sex antics". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Ltd). Retrieved 2008-09-11.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Kiama
1999 – 2011
as Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation
|Minister for Tourism
2007 – 2008