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Matthew Canavan Biography

Matthew Canavan

Facts of Matthew Canavan

Date of Birth: 1980 , December-17
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Matthew Canavan

1980 Born in Queensland
2002 Married to Andrea.
2013 Elected for Australian Senate.
2017 Resigned from Cabinet.

Detail Timeline of Matthew Canavan

December 17 , 1980

Born in Queensland

Matthew Canavan was born on 17th December 1980 in Queensland, Australia. His father, Bryan Canavan was a sales representative at Nestle and mother Maria workes as a tell in Commonwealth Bank. 


Married to Andrea.

Matthew Canavan married to his girlfriend, Andrea after dating for several months. The couple met each other when Matt used to work as a leader with the Christian Brother on Edmund Rice Camps. The couple has three sons and a daughter.  


Elected for Australian Senate.

Matthew Canavan elected to the Australian Senate representing the State of Queensland, He is the member of the Liberal National Party and elected at the 2013 federal election. 

July 25 , 2017

Resigned from Cabinet.

On 25th July 2017, Matthew Canavan resigned to the Cabinet due to doubts about him as he is eligible to be a member of the parliament. It was found that he was considered by the Italian authorities to be a citizen of Italy.  


After completing his degree, Canavan worked on the project to count the number of policies that Australian governments have introduced after he worked as the Chief of Staff for the 2010 election. 

During those days Matt developed policies to provide tax and encourage people to move to the regions. Later in 2013, Matthew elected to the Senate in the Nationals party room. He was the first Senator based in Rockhampton for more than 20 years. 

Moreover, Matthew falls into controversy as his mother registered him as an Italian resident abroad but state that he was unknown about this. Later he announced that his Italian citizenship would be in effect from 2017 August 8.     

Moving towards his personal life, Matthew married Andrea at the age of 22. The couple gave birth to four sons and a daughter.

The couple used to live in Canberra and Brisbane, but currently, they are living a happy lifalong with their children,  in Yeppoon near the Rockhampton. And there is no sign and rumors of their divorce till date. 

Being Australian politician, Matthew Canavan earns the good sum of money. However, the exact figure of his net worth and salary is still under review.