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Encyclopedia > Chris Ellison

Christopher Martin Ellison (born 15 June Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate since July 1993, representing Western Australia. He was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and was educated at the University of Western Australia, where he gained a law degree. He was a barrister and solicitor and a lawyer with the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia before entering politics.

Ellison was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services and to the Attorney-General in 1997, Minister for Customs and Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Attorney-General 1997, Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training 1997_98 and Special Minister of State 1998_2001. He has been Minister for Justice and Customs since January 2001.

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Interview: Chris Ellison (2367 words)
CHRIS ELLISON: I think that Laurie, you have to remember that we are there as an interim measure until the United Nations determines the extent of its involvement.
CHRIS ELLISON: I think lessons have been learnt from this, but you have to remember Laurie that we continued with our involvement, we had 15 Australian Federal Police continue working with the East Timorese police in a $40 million program, which was to run to 2008.
CHRIS ELLISON: Broadly, we discussed a range of measures in relation to the protection of infrastructure, and I think that that is what you have to look at in a broader sense.
World Series of Poker: Among the Chip Lead-- Chris Ellison (263 words)
You surely can't win the WSOP Main Event on Day 1, but you can definitely lose it.
Chris Ellison, PokerStars qualifier from Detroit, hasn't lost it today, but he has built a sizable stack to put him among the chip lead by 10:00 PM Saturday evening.
Chris qualified through a double shootout and stood at $45k behind PokerStars qualifier Akshay Kumar at $68.5k.
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