Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
TALLENTIRE, Christopher (Chris) John, MLA
Member for Thornlie
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Gosnells (new seat) on 6 September 2008. Re-elected 2013.
Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 2015.
Elected to the Fortieth Parliament for Thornlie (new seat) on 11 March 2017.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science from 17 March 2017.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Environment; Climate Change; Lands from 9 April 2013 to 26 June 2015.
Shadow Minister for Environment; Climate Change from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.
Parliamentary Party Appointments
Vice President Parliamentary Labour Party from 25 November 2008.
Member, Public Accounts Committee from 13 November 2008 to 30 January 2013.
Born 11 October 1963, Middlesborough, England.
Arrived in Western Australia, January 1969; left to Europe, 1983 to 1994; returned to Western Australia, 1994.
Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
BAgribus (Hons). Environmental Consultant.
THORNLIE - ELECTORATE PROFILE
The electorate of Thornlie is located in the East Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Gosnells.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Gosnells, Kenwick, Maddington, Martin, and Thornlie.
Enrolment (2017) 28,269; area 28 sq kms.