Introducing Assembly Member for the Metropolitan Region – Matthew Burns, a proud Taungurung man. Matthew is the CEO of Taungurung Land & Waters Council (TLaWC) and serves on the board of a number of organisations, including the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations.
As an Assembly Member, Matthew is committed to achieving what he was elected to do – help establish a Self-Determination Fund, Treaty Authority and Treaty Framework. Matthew brings a valuable skill-set and experience to the Assembly which he feels compliment the variety of skills and cultural knowledge brought by other Members. He believes this broad knowledge base promotes an environment for a strong and robust framework to be developed.
Speaking on his biggest influences, Matthew acknowledges his family. “Life experiences and what you learn from them are often influences derived from your close relationships with your family. My nature and way of thinking have been shaped from the life experiences shared with my extended family.”