Mr (Matt) Matthew SINGLETON (1927 - )**

  • Date of Birth: 14/09/1927
  • Place of Birth: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly13 Feb 197111 Sep 199019yr(s) 6mth(s) 30day(s)
Member for Clarence13 Feb 197119 Oct 19732yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)
43rd (1971 - 1973)
Member for Clarence17 Nov 19732 Apr 19762yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)
44th (1973 - 1976)
Member for Clarence1 May 197612 Sep 19782yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)
45th (1976 - 1978)
Member for Clarence7 Oct 197828 Aug 19812yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)
46th (1978 - 1981)
Member for Coffs Harbour19 Sep 19815 Mar 19842yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)
47th (1981 - 1984)
Member for Coffs Harbour24 Mar 198422 Feb 19883yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)
48th (1984 - 1988)
Member for Coffs Harbour19 Mar 198811 Sep 19902yr(s) 5mth(s) 24day(s)
49th (1988 - 1991)
Minister for Administrative Services and Assistant Minister for Transport25 Mar 198824 Jan 198910mth(s)

Political Party Activity

National Party. Chairman Bonville Boambee Branch 1957-1971; Raleigh State Electoral Council 1958-1970; Cowper Federal Electoral Council 1958-1972. Member Central Council of Party 1968-1972 and Central Executive.

Community Activity

President and Secretary of various Parents & Citizens Associations. State President Junior Farmers of New South Wales 1962- 1963. Vice President New South Wales Jersey Herd Society. Captain Crossmaghen Bush Fire Brigade 1960's-early 70's. Member Committee for Coffs Harbour Aged Care Home 1962-1970. Trustee Coffs Harbour Showground for many years. Life member of Junior Farmers of New South Wales. Life member and patron of New South Wales Jersey Herd Society.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Farmer and company director. Interests included judging jersey cattle and rose growing.


Married to Nancy on 26 November 1955 and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons.

Additional Information

Electorate description: Rural. Located within Clarence Statistical Agricultural Sub-Division. Principal towns: Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Glenreagh, Sawtell, Macksville. Area: 6,227 sq km Population: 68,885 Enrolment: 47,166