Matt Keogh was elected as the first member for the new electorate of Burt at the 2016 Federal election.
Matt was born and raised in Burt before attending Law School at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, where he met his now wife, Annabel.
After graduating law school, Matt practiced as a lawyer at Travers & Keogh, a firm established by his grandfather and taken over by his Mum. Matt became chairperson of Starick Services, an organisation running refuges for victims of family and domestic.
Matt later joined the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, becoming a Principal Federal Prosecutor focusing on insider trading, market manipulation and breaches of directors’ duties.
Matt was elected to the Council of the Law Society of Western Australia and became the Convenor of its Young Lawyers Committee, was awarded the Law Council of Australian's Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2009, became chair of the Australian Young Lawyers Committee and was the 2015 President of the Law Society as well as a Director of the Law Council of Australia.
Before entering Federal politics Matt was working with a leading international law firm in Perth, focused on corporate crime and investigations work, including contentious regulatory work, anti-bribery and corruption.
Matt and Annabel had their first child, Nicholas, in August 2016.
Matt is deeply concerned with ensuring people are able to find work in the post-mining boom economy though transitioning the Australian economy into developing our science and technology, using renewable energy sources.
Key to this is ensuring that Australia has a first rate education system and looking after those that are sick with a world class health system that is available to all, as well as building our communities by ensuring we invest in good public transport, appropriate infrastructure, community development and public safety.