Charles Christian Porter is an Australian Liberal Party politician and lawyer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children , Education and Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||11 July 1970|
|Place of Birth||Australia|
|Children||Lachlan Porter, Florence Stirling Porter|
|Parents||Chilla Porter, Nerida Chayter|
|Profession||Minister for Industry, Science and Technology of Australia|
|Net Worth||$1 Million-$5 Million|
Charles Christian Porter is an Australian Liberal Party politician and lawyer who is serving as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science since 2021, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Pearce since 2013. He previously served as Leader of the House and Minister for Industrial Relations from 2019 to 2021 and as Attorney-General of Australia from 2017 to 2021.
Charles Christian Family and Parents
Porter’s father was Charles “Chilla” Porter, who won a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics and was director of Western Australia’s Liberal Party during the 1970s and 1980s.Chilla’s father, Charles Robert Porter, was a Queensland Liberal state MP between 1966 and 1980 and served in the ministry of Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
Porter was educated at Hale School, and was selected for Australia’s national schools debating team.From 1988 he attended the University of Western Australia where he graduated Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts with first-class honours in politics, before completing a Bachelor of Laws degree. Porter later studied at the London School of Economics for a Master of Science in political theory, from which he graduated with distinction at the top of his class.
Christian Porter Wife
Porter married Lucy Gunn in 2000 but they divorced soon. In 2008, Porter married Jennifer Negus, a former colleague,and granddaughter of former independent senator Syd Negus. He took paternity leave after his wife gave birth to their first child the day after being sworn in as the social services minister.They later had a second child, but announced their separation in January 2020.
Christian Porter Net Worth
Charles Christian Porter is an Australian Liberal Party politician and lawyer who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million-$5 Million in 2022.
At the 2008 election, Porter contested and won the newly created seat of Bateman following the abolition of the seat of Murdoch in the 2007 redistribution. He was appointed Attorney-General and Minister for Corrective Services after the election,having held the equivalent shadow portfolios prior to the election.
On 14 December 2010, Porter was sworn in as Treasurer of Western Australia. He retained the portfolio of Attorney-General, while the Corrective Services portfolio was transferred to Terry Redman.On 12 June 2012, he announced he was stepping down from his ministerial portfolios to contest the seat of Pearce at the 2013 Australian federal election.
At the 2013 election, Porter was elected to federal parliament with an 8% margin. He became parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister on 23 December 2014 and held that position until 21 September 2015. He was a part of the speaker’s panel from 18 November 2013 to 9 February 2015.In a December 2017 reshuffle of the Turnbull ministry, Porter became Attorney-General in place of George Brandis. He relinquished the social services portfolio to Dan Tehan.
After the reshuffle, some of the national security powers and responsibilities previously held by the Attorney-General were transferred to the new position of Minister for Home Affairs, which was given to Peter Dutton.This was seen as a positive by some, who said that the role of Attorney-General had become too focused on security and that the role should be realigned to its old purpose of defending the rule of law. It was also suggested that many areas of the law were in crisis because of the security focus, such as family law and incarceration levels of Indigenous Australians.
At the commencement of his role as Attorney-General, Porter called on religious institutions to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.In November 2019, Porter as Attorney-General extended the religious freedom bill from faith-based schools and organisations to religious hospitals and aged-care providers. The bill states that the aforementioned institutions would have legal protection to employ staff according to their religious beliefs.
Other actions he has taken in his role have included calling on social media platforms to be seen as publishers,attempts to block environmental groups from calling on boycotts of companies connected to the coal industry,repealing the medevac laws, restricting union activity,and attempting to have GetUp! registered as an arm of the Labor party.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Porter worked with Sally McManus of the ACTU to develop amendments to the Fair Work Act. Mr Porter hailed the negotiations as a success, with McManus stating that; “We had been concerned that several employer groups had been advocating for a widespread removal of workers’ rights akin to WorkChoices”In December 2020, Porter introduced a bill to merge the Family Court of Australia with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, citing administrative efficiencies.
In late February 2021, Australian media reported an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1988. It alleged that the male offender was now (in 2021) a federal cabinet minister. She had written a long statement for her solicitor in 2019, and had contacted several politicians and police. She died by suicide in 2020 and her statement was sent anonymously in February 2021 to the prime minister and several other members of parliament.
On 2 March 2021 the police announced there was “insufficient admissible evidence” to secure a prosecution.Porter announced on 3 March 2021 that he was the person named in the allegations. He confirmed he met the woman in Sydney when he was 17, but denied the accusation and any sexual contact with her. He also announced he would take immediate leave to look after his mental health following the accusations.
On 15 March 2021, Porter launched a defamation claim against the ABC and reporter Louise Milligan, for publishing the allegation. His claim argued that although the original allegation did not name him, he was “readily identifiable” and that the article was intended to harm him.The claim was withdrawn on 31 May 2021, with the ABC paying the costs of mediation and appending an editor’s note to the original article stating that “The ABC did not contend that the serious accusations could be substantiated to the applicable legal standard”. However, no damages were awarded.