John Dawkins (South Australian politician)

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The Honourable
John Dawkins
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Member of the legislative council of South Australia
Assumed office
11 October 1997
Preceded by Hon Peter Dunn
Personal details
Born (1954-07-03) 3 July 1954 (age 60)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Helena Dawkins
Residence Gawler, South Australia
Alma mater Prince Alfred College
Occupation Primary producer
Religion Methodist

John Samuel Letts Dawkins (born 3 July 1954) is an Australian politician and the Liberal Party of Australia Opposition Whip in the South Australian Legislative Council.

He was first elected to an eight-year term in the Legislative Council at the 1997 election. He was re-elected for a second eight-year term at the 2006 election, and a third eight-year term at the 2014 election.

Before his entry in to SA politics, Dawkins was an Electorate Officer to Senator Nick Minchin, Alexander Downer MP and Neil Andrew MP. He has been a member and/or supporter of many and varied clubs and organisations, from RSL to sporting to agricultural, and many more.[citation needed]


Dawkins was a son of Boyd Dawkins (1917–96), a sheep breeder of Gawler River, and member of the Legislative Council from 1962 to 1982.

A cousin of the same name, John Dawkins, was a politician from the Australian Labor Party and was the federal treasurer of Australia from 1991 to 1993.

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Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Hon Peter Dunn
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Hon Trevor Griffin
legislative council Opposition Whip
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Shadow Ministry Created
Shadow Minister for State Infrastructure Plans, Regional Development and the Northern Suburbs
Succeeded by
Shadow Ministry Abolished