As WA Attorney General, Christian managed a legislative agenda that decreased reported crime by 10 per cent in the Government’s first year in office. As Treasurer, Christian delivered successive budget surpluses and budgeted for the provision of $600 million to revitalise the Western Australian not-for-profit sector, while also reducing recurrent expenditure growth by more than 6 per cent.
Christian was born and raised in Western Australia and lives in Yanchep, in the northern part of the Pearce electorate, with his wife Jennifer and son Lachlan.
Christian 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.
Prior to politics, Christian worked as a lawyer in both the commercial and government settings; beginning his career at Clayton Utz and then later working as a Senior State Prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions WA, where he prosecuted criminal trials for the State. He has also lectured at the University of Western Australia in law, public policy and economics and, immediately before entering Federal Parliament, Christian was a Professor of Law at Curtin University.