Christian Porter

Get notifications in MyBN when activity occurs.
Christian Porter
Christian Porter was the Federal Member of Pearce, Western Australia for the Liberal Party of Australia. He became the Attorney General of Australia in 2017 but stepped down from the role in early 2021 as Australian media reported an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1988 which Mr Porter vehemently denied. Following a federal cabinet reshuffle in March 2021, Mr Porter became the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. In September 2021, Mr Porter resigned from his cabinet post following an investigation on information regarding who paid for his legal bill in a defamation trial against the ABC, where he was unable to disclose the amount and the contributors of a blind trust known as the Legal Services Trust. He retired from politics in March 2022.

Prior to politics, Mr Porter was a lawyer in both the commercial and government settings, beginning his career at Clayton Utz and then later as senior state prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions WA.

Mr Porter also lectured at Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia in law, public policy and economics. Immediately before entering Federal Parliament, Mr Porter was the Professor of Law at Curtin University.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Master of Science (Political Theory) from the London School of Economics.

Person Activity

Porter appears in Deripaska court action
NEWS: Tagged in Porter appears in Deripaska court action11 Dec 2023
Bested minister gets state board gig
NEWS: Tagged in Bested minister gets state board gig18 Oct 2022
Centre holds as influencers jostle
NEWS: Tagged in Centre holds as influencers jostle30 Mar 2022
NEWS: Tagged in Private group wins $140m QEII contract24 Jan 2022
Porter to leave parliament
NEWS: Tagged in Porter to leave parliament01 Dec 2021
Christian Porter
NEW ROLE: Minister for Industry, Science & Technology, Parliament of Australia29 Mar 2021
Cash to AG, Porter to industry
NEWS: Tagged in Cash to AG, Porter to industry29 Mar 2021
Government guts its own workplace reforms
NEWS: Tagged in Government guts its own workplace reforms18 Mar 2021
Labor leads coalition in latest Newspoll
NEWS: Tagged in Labor leads coalition in latest Newspoll15 Mar 2021
NEWS: Tagged in Bligh will stick with Barnett on GST11 Mar 2021

News Articles

Subscribe today for award-winning, unbiased and trusted journalism

Subscription Options