Minister for Planning
2 December 2010
|Preceded by||Justin Madden|
|Member of the Victorian Legislative Council|
25 November 2006
|Born||5 March 1974
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||La Trobe University|
Matthew Jason Guy (born 5 March 1974) is an Australian politician, and a member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Liberal Party. He is the current Minister for Planning in the state of Victoria.
Matthew Guy was the Liberal candidate for Yan Yean in the 2002 Victorian State Election but was not elected. At the 2006 Victorian State Election he succeeded in becoming the first Liberal for the Northern Metropolitan Region in the Victorian Upper House after which he was soon appointed the then Shadow Minister for Planning.
Guy was re-elected at the 2010 Victorian State Election and was subsequently appointed as Planning Minister.
Prior to entering parliament Matthew Guy was a Ministerial advisor to former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett and to the Assistant Federal Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp. He was also the Chief of Staff to Dr Denis Napthine during his period as Opposition Leader.
He has also worked for the Victorian Farmers Federation and for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and is a member of the St Kilda Saints the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Radio 3RRR and the National Trust of Victoria.
Matthew Guy is married with three children. He has of Ukrainian descent on his mother's side; his maternal grandparents fled the Soviet Union in 1949.
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