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Hon. Charles Christian (Christian) Porter MLA
BEc, BA (Hons), LLB, MSc
Speeches by Hon. Charles Christian (Christian) Porter
Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
PORTER, Hon Charles Christian, MLA
Former Member for Bateman
Elected to the Thirty-Seventh Parliament for Murdoch at the by-election on 23 February 2008 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the death of Mr Trevor Raymond Sprigg. Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 2007. Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Bateman (new seat) on 6 September 2008. Did not contest the general election of 9 March 2013.
Attorney General; Minister for Corrective Services from 23 September 2008 to 14 December 2010.
Treasurer: Attorney General from 14 December 2010 to 12 June 2012.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Attorney General from 12 March 2008 to 7 July 2008.
Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 12 March 2008 to 7 July 2008.
Born 11 July 1970, Perth, Western Australia.
Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
BEc, BA (Hons), LLB, MSc. Senior State Prosecutor and Senior Lecturer.
ELECTORATE - SHORT DESCRIPTION
The electorate of Bateman is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes the suburbs/towns of Bateman, Brentwood, Winthrop and parts of Alfred Cove, Booragoon, Bull Creek, Kardinya, Mt Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree and Rossmoyne.
Enrolment (26 February 2007) 22,327
area 18 sq km.
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Acknowledgement of Country
The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.