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Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Member for Kingsford Smith

Assistant Minister for Defence
Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Assistant Minister for the Republic
Deputy Chair of Joint Select Committee on Road Safety
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 6
205 Maroubra Road
Maroubra, NSW, 2035

Postal address

PO Box 895
Maroubra, NSW, 2035

(02) 9349 6007
(02) 9349 8089

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4840


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2010. Resigned 9.8.2013 to contest the House of Representatives division of Kingsford Smith, New South Wales. Elected to the House of Representatives for Kingsford Smith, New South Wales, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019 and 2022.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs from 22.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Assistant Minister for Defence from 1.6.2022.
  • Assistant Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 1.6.2022.
  • Assistant Minister for the Republic from 1.6.2022.
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Scrutiny of New Taxes from 1.7.2011 to 1.11.2011; Electricity Prices from 23.8.2012 to 1.11.2012.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 14.5.2013.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.2011 to 14.5.2013; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.2011 to 14.5.2013; Human Rights from 13.3.2012 to 14.5.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2011 to 14.5.2013 (Chair from 14.2.2013 to 8.5.2013); Migration from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 27.6.2012 to 14.5.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.2012 to 14.5.2013; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.2013 to 14.5.2013 (Chair from 14.3.2013 to 7.4.2013); Road Safety from 12.2.2020 to 9.11.2020 (Deputy Chair from 12.2.2020 to 30.6.2020); Road Safety from 17.3.2021 to 25.3.2022 (Deputy Chair from 26.5.2021 to 25.3.2022).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015 (Deputy Chair from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015); Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016); Economics from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Tax and Revenue from 22.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for an Australian Head of State from 24.10.2017 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Financial Services from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for the Republic from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 28.1.2021 to 23.5.2022.
Party positions
  • President of Young Labor (NSW) from 1997 to 1998.
  • Chair of the Australian Labor Party Law Reform Committee from 2001 to 2008.
  • Chair of the Australian Labor Party Review Tribunal from 2004 to 2008.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Kingsford Smith Federal Electorate Council from 2005 to 2008.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (NSW) from 2008 to 2010.
  • Born 6.9.1972, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (University of New South Wales).
  • DipLegPrac (University of Technology, Sydney).
  • DipLaw (University of Technology, Sydney).
  • Industrial Officer for the Australian Workers' Union from 1995 to 2004.
  • Deputy Secretary of Unions NSW from 2004 to 2008.
  • Solicitor for Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 2010 to 2011.
  • Name: Kingsford Smith
  • Location: Kingsford Smith covers an area from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. The main suburbs include Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Clovelly (part), Coogee, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick (part) and South Coogee.
  • Area: 91 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 111,098 (at 11.7.2019)
  • Industries: Shipping, aviation, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses. Sydney's domestic and international airports are located in the division.

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