"Matthew has seen enough episodes of Survivor to know that being honest is not always the way to win. So he is going to do his best to keep secret the fact his occupation back in Brisbane is a policeman.
“People will either love me or hate me, there won’t be a middle. I feel I’ll probably be perceived as a villain but I think once I make the final two, people will realise I just stood up for myself the entire way and didn’t let anyone get the better of me.
“I want to prove to myself I have the ability to outwit people. I’ve always believed I am one step ahead of people when coming up with a plan to win and Survivor will be the best place to find out how good I really am.”
...As a traffic police officer, he’s also ready to take on anyone who has a go at him saying that he has arguments daily with people he gives tickets to and admits, nobody likes a traffic cop.
A lover of travel, Matthew has spent 7 months living in Africa and travelling to 77 countries around the world, which he thinks will also help him win the game saying, “Most of the places I have visited are in third world countries where most people wouldn’t consider going to. The 77 countries I’ve been to aren’t the tourist traps like Europe, that’s too easy and I don’t do easy.”"