Mr Peter King MP


Former Member

House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Procedure from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 18.6.2002 to 31.8.2004.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party Rose Bay Branch 1974-2002
  • Member, Liberal Party Executive Branch 1982-2002
  • Chair, Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee (NSW) 1985-86
  • Regional President, Liberal Party Eastern Metropolitan Region 1987-88
  • State President, Liberal Party (NSW) 1989-92
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 1989-92
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 1989-92
  • Born 29.6.1952, Bingara, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Syd)
  • LL.B (Syd)
  • M.A(Hons)(Oxon)
  • Rhodes Scholar (NSW 1975)
  • Admitted to practice in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Hong Kong
  • Barrister from 1978
  • Judicial Member, Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW 1995-2001
  • Head of Chambers, Queen's Square Chambers 1998-2001
  • Chair, Australian Heritage Commission 1998-2001
  • Chair, World Heritage Committee, UNESCO, 2000-01
Local government service
  • Councillor, Woollahra Municipal Council from 1987 to 1991.
  • Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council from 1990 to 1991.
Military Service
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Officer, RANR from 1982
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: eastern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Clovelly, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Edgecliff, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Queens Park, Randwick, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watson's Bay, Waverley and Woollahra.
  • Area: 26 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 86457 (at 10.11.2001)
  • Industries: finance, property and service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism.
  • Electorate: Wentworth includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Vaucluse, and parts of Bligh and Coogee.
  • Various essays and papers on commercial law and law of international trade
  • Limitation of liability' in Australian Maritime Law (ed. MWD White), Federation Press, Annandale, NSW: 1991