Chris Back

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Chris Back
Senator for Western Australia
Assumed office
12 March 2009
Preceded by Chris Ellison
Personal details
Born (1950-02-11) 11 February 1950 (age 64)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Western Australia
Profession Veterinarian

Christopher John "Chris" Back (born 11 February 1950) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate since 2009.

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,[1] who had resigned in January.


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