|Senator for Western Australia|
12 March 2009
|Preceded by||Chris Ellison|
11 February 1950 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia|
Back was born in Perth. He is a qualified veterinarian, after graduating with a degree in veterinary science from the University of Western Australia. Before entering the Senate, he was a member of the Liberal Party State Council in Western Australia from 2007 to 2009.
Back contested the state seat of Alfred Cove for the Liberal Party at the 2008 Western Australian election, narrowly failing to unseat sitting independent Janet Woollard. On 12 March 2009, he was sworn in as a Senator for Western Australia to replace Chris Ellison, who had resigned in January.
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