On Monday 21 September 2015, Christian was sworn in as the Minister for Social Services by the Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
Prior to this position he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with a primary focus on the continuation of the Government’s red tape cutting agenda and the cyber security strategy.
Before winning the seat of Pearce at the 2013 Federal Election, Christian served as a Minister in the State Government, variously holding portfolios of Attorney General, Minister for Corrective Services and Treasurer of Western Australia.
As Attorney General, Christian managed a legislative agenda that decreased reported crime by 10 per cent in the State Government’s first year in office. As Treasurer, Christian delivered successive budget surpluses in Australia’s fastest growing economy and budgeted for the provision of $600million to revitalise the Western Australian not-for-profit sector. Christian was also responsible for the largest infrastructure program in WA’s history and was the architect of the $1billion WA Future Fund.