David Cox (Australian politician)

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David Cox
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kingston
In office
3 October 1998 – 9 October 2004
Preceded bySusan Jeanes
Succeeded byKym Richardson
Personal details
Born (1954-08-01) 1 August 1954 (age 64)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materFlinders University
University of Adelaide
OccupationPublic servant

David Alexander Cox (born 1 August 1954), Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives October 1998 to October 2004, representing the Division of Kingston, South Australia. He was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was educated at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with a master's degree in business administration. He was a public servant before entering politics.

Cox was research assistant to Mick Young (a minister in the Hawke government), an advisor to ministers in the South Australian Labor government 1983-86 and 1992–93, and to federal Labor ministers Peter Walsh, Gordon Bilney, John Kerin and Ralph Willis 1986-92. He is also a grapegrower.[1]

Cox defeated Susan Jeanes in the 1998 election, becoming only the third opposition MP in Kingston's history. Cox was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 2001-04. He was Shadow Assistant Treasurer between 2002–04 and Shadow Minister for Revenue 2003-04.[2] He was defeated at the 2004 election by Kym Richardson by a margin of 119 votes.[3]


  1. ^ "2004 Federal Election. Kingston Electorate Profile. Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC)". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Latham Announces New Shadow Ministry - AustralianPolitics.com". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ "25,000 doors may hold the key to 119 votes for 'Mr Nice' - theage.com.au". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Susan Jeanes
Member for Kingston
Succeeded by
Kym Richardson