THE HON MATT KEAN MP
Member for Hornsby, Shadow Minister for Health
Matt Kean entered Parliament in 2011 and spent his early years advocating for stronger mental health policy.
Elevated to the NSW Cabinet in 2017, he was appointed Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation and following the 2019 NSW election, he was appointed Minister for Energy and Environment.
During his time as Environment Minister, he added substantial expanses of land to the NSW National Parks’ estate, an increase of nearly 600,000 additional hectares (or 5%).
He championed a modern set of energy and climate policies in the Liberal Party, he has argued that the centre of Australian politics needs to be reclaimed in the political debate.
Matt has been a leading voice for modernizing the State’s energy system. In 2020, he delivered the biggest renewable energy plan in the Nation’s history, to deliver NSW some of the cheapest and most reliable energy anywhere in the world.
In October 2021, Matt Kean was appointed Treasurer in the Perrottet Government and in his first Budget he delivered reform to break the barriers to women’s opportunity – an investment that will pay dividends for both the economy and our society.
He has shown that when politicians make a concerted effort to find common ground and put aside tribal and ideological differences, real and lasting reform can be achieved.