Last updated on: 1/4/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Jim McGinty, LLB Biography

Title:
Former Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Parliament of Western Australia
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We all know that prostitution is the oldest profession, attempts at prohibition have always failed, everywhere in the world, and so there is now a recognition that we need to regulate something that we cannot prohibit.”

“WA to Legalise Brothels Next Year,” The West Australian, June 18, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Member, Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Western Australia (WA)
  • Minister for Health, WA, June 27, 2003-Sep. 6, 2008
  • Attorney General, WA, Feb. 16, 2001-Sep. 6, 2008
  • Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs, Electoral Affairs, Peel and the South West, WA, Feb. 16, 2001-June 27, 2003
  • Leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party, WA, 1994-1996
  • Minister for Housing, Construction, Services, Heritage and Environment, WA, 1991-1993
  • Labor Member, Fremantle, WA Parliament, 1990
  • Secretary of the Miscellaneous Workers’ Union, 1978-1990
  • Tutored in Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Law Schools of University of Western Australia and Murdoch University
  • Awarded the Blackstone Anniversary Prize in Constitutional Law, 1988
  • President Guild of Undergraduates, 1972
  • Student Representative University Senate, 1971, 1972
  • President Societies Council, 1970
Education:
  • MLA (Master in Liberal Arts), school unknown
  • JP, school unknown
  • LLB, school unknown
  • BJuris(Hons), school unknown
  • BA, school unknown
Other:
  • Born on Sep. 22, 1949 in Kalgoorlie, WA