Matt Thistlethwaite came to politics through an involvement in community organisations Surf Life Saving and the Police & Community Youth Clubs. He carved a 14 year career as an advocate for the vulnerable and disadvantaged representing workers rights in industries such as agricultural, chemical and aeronautical. Matt, 39, entered the Senate as a Labor Party representative for NSW in July this year. He is married to Rachel and has two young daughters. Matt’s passion remains advancing the interests of hard working Australians. Senator Thistlethwaite holds a degree in economics from UNSW, and a Diploma of Law.
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