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) 28 July 1954 (age 62)
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.


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