Jim Cox (Australian politician)
|Minister for Police and Emergency Management|
12 February 2008 – 13 April 2010
|Preceded by||David Llewellyn|
|Succeeded by||Lin Thorp|
|Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Bass|
13 May 1989 – 1 February 1992
24 February 1996 – 13 April 2010
|Born||James Glennister Cox
1 October 1945
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Occupation||Radio and television presenter|
James Glennister "Jim" Cox (born 1 October 1945) is a former Tasmanian Labor politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly in the electorate of Bass. He was first elected in the 1989 election. He was defeated in the 1992 election and re-elected in the 1996 election, holding the seat until his retirement in 2010.
In 1989, Tasmanian media magnate Edmund Rouse, Chairman of Gunns, attempted to bribe Cox with $110,000 to cross the floor of parliament in an attempt to prevent Labor forming government in alliance with the five Green Independents, and attempting to secure the return of the pro-logging Liberal Party government of Robin Gray. Cox reported the bribery attempt to police, and ultimately Rouse served 18 months in jail.
Before entering Parliament, Cox co-hosted the The Saturday Night Show on TNT-9 with Graeme Goodings and was a radio announcer in northern Tasmania. Cox won Logie Awards for most popular male on Tasmanian television in 1979 and 1981.
- Andrews, Alison (25 November 2009). "Cox recalls lasting impact of bribery scandal". The Examiner. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "Out of control: the tragedy of Tasmania's forests". The Monthly 23: 20–31. May 2007.
- "Graeme Goodings". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
- 1979 TV WEEK Logie Awards, TV Week, 16 March 1979.
- 1981 TV WEEK Logie Awards, TV Week, 10 April 1981.
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