Hon Christian Porter MP

Member for Pearce, Western Australia

Positions
Minister for Social Services
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

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Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 3, 28 Main Street
Ellenbrook, WA, 6069

Postal address

PO Box 2226
Ellenbrook, WA, 6069

Telephone:
(08) 6296 7255
Fax:
(08) 9297 3244

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7560
Fax:
(02) 6273 4122

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Websites
Personal website
Party website
Ministerial home page

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/C_Porter_MP

Electorate details

Pearce, Western Australia

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Biography

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.
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.
Personal
  • Born 11.7.1970, Perth, WA.
  • Married.
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.
Electorate
    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.