© Michael Mischin MLC
HON MICHAEL MISCHIN LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC
Member for North Metropolitan Region;
Attorney-General, Minister for Commerce
Parliament of Western Australia
Who is Michael Mischin?
Before entering Parliament, Michael was a Senior State
Prosecutor with the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western
He graduated from The University of Western Australia with
Bachelor degrees with Honours in Laws and Jurisprudence in
1982 and practiced in private law firms until 1985, when he
joined the Crown Law Department and began to specialise in criminal law.
Michael was elected to the Parliament of Western Australia on September 6, 2008,
as a Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council representing the North
He took up his seat in State Parliament on May 22, 2009 and served as the
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Minister for Corrective
Services Minister, the Hon Christian Porter MLA. Michael continued in this role
when Mr Porter assumed the position of Treasurer in December 2010 in addition to
his Attorney-General duties.
He is the former Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legislation, former
Deputy Chairman of Committees, former member of the Legislative Council’s
Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation & Statutes Review and former member
of the Standing Committee on Procedures and Privileges (until this committee was
restructured in March 2012).
On June 29 2012, Michael was appointed as the Western Australian Attorney-
General. He was re-appointed to that post on 21 March 2013 (following the State’s
General Election) and also appointed Minister for Commerce.
From his maiden speech in the Western Australian Parliament
“If I can bring to this Parliament some of the values that I have tried to live
by in my private and professional life, I will consider my time here a
success. Those values are loyalty, integrity, respect for others, and a
commitment to do what is right. These are the touchstones that, with the
forbearance of members, will guide me during my parliamentary journey.”
Hansard, 23 June 2009