In his time in Parliament he has been Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training, Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Justice, Border Protection and Assisting Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Minister for Ageing, Assistant Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services and Chairman of the Electoral Matters and Communications Committees of the House of Representatives.
Before entering Parliament, Christopher practised as a solicitor and was a senior member of the Liberal Party, serving on both the Federal Executive (1990-91) and the South Australian State Executive (1988 -1992).
Christopher has written for The Adelaide Advertiser, The Melbourne Herald Sun, The Age The Sunday Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Adelaide Review, The Australian Financial Review and The Australian newspapers, as well as The Bulletin magazine. He regularly appears on radio and television as a commentator and advocate. From 1993 – 2004 he published his own issues journal, Options.
Christopher is a member of many community, social and sporting groups in his electorate, and is a strong supporter of the mighty Redlegs Football Club!
Christopher is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia. To relax he enjoys reading Australian, US and European history, gardening, following AFL football and spending time with family and friends.