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Christopher (Chris) John Baker MLA
B.A., LL.B. (Hons)
Speeches by Christopher (Chris) John Baker
Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
BAKER, Christopher John
Former Member for Joondalup (14 December 1996 to 10 February 2001)
Elected to the Thirty–fifth Parliament for Joondalup (new seat) on 14 December 1996. Defeated 10 February 2001.
Deputy Chairman of Committees 6 March 1997 - 7 September 1999. Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 8 September 1999 - 10 January 2001.
Member Standing Orders and Procedures Committee 20 March – 27 August 1997; and Public Accounts Committee from 14 March 2000.
Select Committees/Royal Commissions
Chairman Select Committee on the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 16 June 1997 - 20 August 1998. Member Select Committee on the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 15 May 1997 - 22 April 1999.
Born 9 July 1958, Brisbane, Qld. Arrived in Western Australia 1989.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament
BA, LL B (Hons), Notary public. Barrister and solicitor, law firm proprietor.
ELECTORATE - SHORT DESCRIPTION
Joondalup is located in the North Metropolitan Region and includes the suburbs of Beldon, Connolly, Currambine, Edgewater, Heathridge, Iluka, Joondalup, Mullaloo and Ocean Reef. Enrolment (14 December 1996) 25,384; area 34 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.