Hon Christian Porter MP

Charles Porter

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Member for Pearce, Western Australia

Minister for Social Services
Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7560
(02) 6273 4122

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 3, 28 Main Street
Ellenbrook, WA, 6069

Postal address
PO Box 2226
Ellenbrook, WA, 6069

(08) 6296 7255
(08) 9297 3244

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In this section:

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.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.11.13 to 9.2.15.

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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.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 23.12.14 to 21.9.15.
  • Minister for Social Services from 21.9.15.

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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.

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Parliamentary party positions

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

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  • Born 11.7.1970, Perth, WA.
  • Married.

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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.

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  • Description: outer metropolitan.

    Location: eastern outskirts of Perth; it includes the centres of Beverley, Bindoon, Gingin, Grass Valley, Guilderton, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Northam, Quinns Rocks, Seabird, Toodyay, Two Rocks, Yanchep and York.
    Area: 14 401 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 101 317 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: fishing, tourism, grain crops, sheep, cattle, fruit growing, vineyards, wineries, RAAF pilot training.
    State electorates: Pearce includes parts of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Butler, Central Wheatbelt, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Midland, Moore, Swan Hills, Wanneroo and West Swan.

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