Matthew Groom

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The Honourable
Matthew Groom
MP
Member of the Tasmanian Parliament
for Denison
Personal details
Born (1970-11-24) 24 November 1970 (age 44)
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Parents Ray Groom
Alma mater University of Melbourne
University of Tasmania
Occupation Politician
Website http://www.matthewgroom.com.au/

Matthew Guy Groom (born 24 November 1970) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party of Australia member for Denison in the Tasmanian House of Assembly since 2010. He is Minister for State Growth, Energy, Environment, Parks and Heritage.[1]

Groom was the highest polling candidate for the Liberal Party in Denison at the Tasmanian state election, 2010, securing 13.4% of the primary vote on his own.[2]

Prior to politics, he worked in Business Development at Hydro Tasmania and then as a lawyer with the Tasmanian renewable energy company Roaring 40s. He had earlier worked with top-tier Australian law firms Freehills and Minter Ellison both in Melbourne and London[citation needed].

He holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne[citation needed].

He is married to Ruth (Kile) and has two daughters, Chloe and Meg, and a son, Joshua. He is the son of former Premier of Tasmania Ray Groom.[3]

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