Attorney-General welcomes Assistant Minister Appointment
Attorney-General, Christian Porter, welcomed the announcement today by the Prime Minister that Senator Amanda Stoker would be appointed his Assistant Minister.
"I have worked closely with Senator Stoker since she entered the Parliament in 2018 when she filled the vacancy created by the departure of my predecessor as Attorney-General, George Brandis," the Attorney-General said.
"Senator Stoker brings to the role of Assistant Minister a sharp legal mind honed through her previous career in private practice, as a Commonwealth prosecutor and as a judge's associate both in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia where she was Associate to Ian Callinan QC.
"As Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Senate Committee, Senator Stoker has had the opportunity to develop strong knowledge in key areas of the Attorney-General's portfolio and this will serve her well as she steps up to this new role.
"Specific responsibilities for the Assistant Minister will be settled over coming weeks in discussion with the Prime Minister and Senator Stoker."