Matt Kean

NSW Minister for Energy and Environment

NSW Government

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 in 2017 and then appointed Minister for Energy and Environment in 2019.
An outspoken critic of “climate denialism” he has campaigned for greater and national action on climate change, arguing it’s not only good for the environment but it’s also good for our economy.
He has committed to increasing the size of the NSW National Park estate by over five per cent or 400,000 hectares by the end of 2022 and in 2020, he delivered the biggest renewable energy policy in Australia’s history.