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
  • House of Representatives Standing: Procedure from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 18.6.02 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party Rose Bay Branch 1974-2002; Member, Executive 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, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA, LLB (Syd), MA(Hons)(Oxon).
  • Rhodes Scholar (NSW 1975).
  • Barrister from 1978; admitted to practice in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Hong Kong.
  • 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 1987-91; Mayor 1990-91.
  • Chair of various Council and community committees 1987-91.
  • Convener, Road Action Group East (RAGE) 1995.
Military Service
  • Officer, RANR from 1982.
  • Lieutenant Commander.
  • 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 (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 86 457 (at 10.11.01).
  • Industries: finance, property and service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism.
  • State electorates: Wentworth includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Vaucluse, and parts of Bligh and Coogee.
  • Limitation of liability' in Australian Maritime Law (ed. MWD White), Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 1991.
  • Various essays and papers on commercial law and law of international trade.