Matt Viney

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Matt Viney
Member of the Victorian Legislative Council
In office
30 November 2002 – 29 November 2014
Personal details
Born (1954-07-28) July 28, 1954 (age 60)
Melbourne, Victoria
Political party Australian Labor Party

Matthew (Matt) Shaw Viney (born 28 July 1954, in Melbourne, Victoria), is an Australian Labor Party politician, and a former member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Eastern Victoria Region.

Viney was first elected to the Frankston East electorate during the 1999 Frankston East By-election,[1] which was one of the factors in Steve Bracks winning a minority government. Frankston East was abolished in the following election and Viney was elected to Chelsea Province in the 2002 Victorian state elections.[1][2] In 2006 Victorian state elections, Viney was elected to the Eastern Victoria Region.[1][2]

Viney is a supporter of the Collingwood Magpies[2] and in 2008 was also chosen to head the 2008 Victorian Spirit of ANZAC Prize.

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter McLellan
Member for Frankston East
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Cameron Boardman
Member for Chelsea Province
2002–2006
With: Bob Smith
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member for Eastern Victoria Region
2006–2014
With: Davis, O'Donohue, Hall, Scheffer
Succeeded by
Daniel Mulino
Harriet Shing