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.