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Jim McGinty, LLB Biography

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

“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
  • MLA (Master in Liberal Arts), school unknown
  • JP, school unknown
  • LLB, school unknown
  • BJuris(Hons), school unknown
  • BA, school unknown
  • Born on Sep. 22, 1949 in Kalgoorlie, WA