Jim Wilkinson (Australian politician)
|Full name||James Scott Wilkinson|
4 December 1951 |
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 24 February 2012|
James Scott "Jim" Wilkinson (born 4 December 1951 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) is currently President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. He has been an independent member for the Division of Nelson since 1995.
As a child Mr. Wilkinson lived in Battery Point and later Sandy Bay where he attended the Hutchins School. Upon completing his studies, he moved to Melbourne to play for South Melbourne in the VFL between 1970 to 1972,.
After 3 years in Melbourne, he then returned to Tasmania to study law, while also continuing with sport playing football and cricket for Sandy Bay.
As a result of his efforts he played first-class cricket for Tasmania from 1973 to 1975 as well as becoming the Australian junior and senior royal amateur tennis champion.
In 1977, he married his wife Jill and together they have four children and four grandchildren.
On completing his sporting career, he turned his focus to the ABC to commentate on both football and cricket. His commentating career in football lasted more than 15 years and expanded into a football program on 7HT on Saturday mornings with Noel Grey.
He later took a position with the Tasmanian Football Commission for a number of years, the last of which being the role of Chief Commissioner for Tasmania Australia National Football League. During this time he was also a member of the Tasmanian Cricket Association Board for many years and a representative on the Swimming Tasmania Board.
As well as his position on the Tasmanian Legislative Council his is also practising lawyer in Hobart, working as a consultant to Wallace Wilkinson & Webster, having been a partner of the firm prior to his appointment to the Legislative Council.
Mr. Wilkinson has been a member of the Legislative Council since 1995 representing the electorate of Nelson, and is one of 12 independent members.
- "Jim Wilkinson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
- Official Jim Wilkinson Website
- Parliamentary library profile
- Jim Wilkinson's inaugural speech to parliament
- Jim Wilkinson's cricket career
- Jim Wilkinson's Profile and Statistics on AustralianFootball.com
|Tasmanian Legislative Council|
|President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
|Member for Queenborough
|New seat||Member for Nelson