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PORTER, the Hon. ChristianBiography for PORTER, the Hon. Christian

Member for Pearce (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

State: elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Murdoch 23.2.2008 to 6.9.2008 and Bateman 6.9.2008 to 9.3.2013.

Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Pearce, Western Australia, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.11.13 to 9.2.15.

Ministerial Appointments

State: Attorney General (WA) from 23.9.08 to 12.6.12.

Minister for Corrective Services (WA) from 23.9.08 to 14.12.10.

Treasurer (WA) from 14.12.10 to 12.6.12.

Federal: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 23.12.14 to 21.9.15.

Minister for Social Services from 21.9.15 to 20.12.17.

Attorney-General from 20.12.17.

Committee Service

State: Joint Standing: Delegated Legislation from 12.3.08 to 7.7.08.

Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 11.2.15; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13 to 25.9.14.

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 4.12.13 to 12.2.15.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 4.12.13 to 11.2.15; Australia Fund Establishment from 25.9.14 to 25.6.15.

Parliamentary Party Positions

State: Shadow Attorney-General (WA) from 12.3.08 to 7.7.08.


Born 11.7.1970, Perth, WA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons), BEc, LLB (UWA), MSc (LSE).

Lawyer 1996-99.

Senior State Prosecutor 2002-08.

Lecturer, University of Western Australia 2006-08.

Member, Legislative Assembly, Western Australia (see Parliamentary service above) 2008-13.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: eastern outskirts of Perth; it includes the Shires of Beverly, Chittering, Gingin, Northam, Toodyay and York and parts of the Cities of Swan and Wanneroo; and the suburbs of Aveley, Banksia Grove, Baskerville, Brabham, Brigadoon, Bullsbrook, Carramar, Clarkson, Dayton, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Herne Hill, Lexia, Mariginiup, Melaleuca, Middle Swan (part), Mindarie, Morangup, Neerabup, Red Hill (part), Tamala Park, West Swan and Wundowie.

Area: 13 250 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 104 392 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: fishing, tourism, agriculture, hospitality, retail, commercial and education. Pearce Air Base located in Bullsbrook.