Hon Christian Porter MP

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Member for Pearce, Western Australia

Positions
Attorney-General
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

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 7300
Fax:
(02) 6273 4102

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Pearce, Western Australia, 2013.. Re-elected 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.11.13 to 9.2.15
Ministerial appointments
  • 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
  • Cabinet Minister from 21.09.2015
  • Attorney-General from 20.12.17
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 04.12.2013 to 12.02.2015.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 04.12.2013 to 11.02.2015; Australia Fund Establishment from 25.09.2014 to 25.06.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Privileges and Members' Interests from 04.12.2013 to 11.02.2015; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 04.12.2013 to 25.09.2014.
Personal
  • Born 11.07.1970, Perth, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A(Hons) (UWA)
  • B.Ec (UWA)
  • LL.B (UWA)
  • M.Sc (LSE)
  • Lawyer 1996-99
  • Senior State Prosecutor 2002-08
  • Lecturer, University of Western Australia 2006-08
  • Member, Legislative Assembly, Western Australia 2008-13
Local government service
  • Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, for Murdoch 23.2.2008 to 6.9.2008
  • Shadow Attorney-General from 12.3.08 to 7.7.08
  • Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, for Bateman 6.9.2008 to 9.3.2013
  • Attorney-General from 23.9.08 to 12.6.12
  • Minister for Corrective Services from 23.9.08 to 14.12.10
  • Treasurer from 14.12.10 to 12.6.12
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: 13250 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104392 (at 02.07.2016)
  • Industries: fishing, tourism, agriculture, hospitality, retail, commercial and education. Pearce Air Base located in Bullsbrook.