First Appearance: Episode 619
Last Appearance: Episode 671
Brett is Beryl Palmer's nephew, who turns up in Melbourne
to look for some work so that he can pay his way through
college. To his delight, David gives him a job on his
farm in Sunbury. Things quickly turn sour, though, when
Brett's former girlfriend, Donna Jackson, follows him
to Melbourne and announces that she's pregnant. Brett
is horrified, and although he eventually agrees to marry
her, it's with great reluctance. Beryl talks him out of
doing something he'd regret. To Brett's surprise, Tim
Palmer tells Donna that he'll marry her - and
she says yes.
There are further problems for Brett when, while enjoying
a night out with Leigh Palmer, they bump into Tracy Kingsford.
Leigh and Tracy end up fighting, but Brett finds himself
interested in Tracy. Things go wrong quickly,
though, when Tracy introduces him to some of her friends
- including a guy named Judge - and Brett agrees to play
poker with them. He ends up losing and finds himself owing
Judge several hundred dollars. Judge effectively forces
him into making repayment by breaking into a warehouse
and opening the doors so that he and his mates can rip
the place off. Brett agrees to go along with the plan,
but then discovers that it's a trap. It's Leigh who comes
to his rescue. She and Brett then track Judge and Tracy
down and enlist Adam Tate to arrest them. Judge and Tracy
are released on bail, though, and come after Brett, holding
him hostage at David's. The police eventually turn up
and catch Judge and Tracy, leaving Brett relieved, but
having learnt a valuable lesson. Having had enough tension
in Melbourne, Brett decides to return to Ararat to spend
some time recovering from his ordeal.
First Appearance: Episode 263
Last Appearance: Episode 428
Matt Kennedy is the psychiatrist hired by Gordon to help
Angela after she suffers a miscarriage and loses her memory.
He is then contacted again by Jill when she needs help
sorting out her problems after Brian leaves her and she
can't decide whether or not to keep the baby she's carrying
as a result of being raped by Terry Hansen. Matt also
helps Patricia after she splits from Stephen and has a
breakdown. He eventually asks her to marry him, but she
tells him that she can't, as she still loves Stephen too
much. He moves away to London, where he meets someone
else - only to be shocked when Patricia then turns up.
She flees when she realises that he's rejecting her.