Jim Short (Australian politician)
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
13 December 1975 – 18 October 1980
|Preceded by||Dudley Erwin|
|Succeeded by||John Mildren|
|Senator for Victoria|
1 December 1984 – 12 May 1997
|Succeeded by||Karen Synon|
7 December 1936|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
James Robert Short (born 7 December 1936) is a former Australian politician and diplomat.
Born in Shepparton, Victoria, he attended the University of Melbourne before becoming a public servant with the Treasury Department in 1963. He was Executive Secretary of the Australian Industry Development Corporation from 1973 to 1974.
Jim Short was appointed Assistant Treasurer in the First Howard Ministry in March 1996. On 14 October 1996 he resigned his portfolio after inadvertently misleading the Senate about a conflict of interest. He resigned from the Senate the following year to take up a $150,000-a-year (tax-free) position at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he remained until 2000. He served as Australian Special Envoy for Cyprus from 2000 to 2007.
- Jim Short, Senator for Victoria (29 October 1996). "ADJOURNMENT: Condolences: Sir Roland Wilson". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Parliament House. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "Appointment of UN Special Envoy for Cyprus & Appointment of Australian Special Representative for Cyprus" (Press release). Canberra: Australian Government. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Ballarat
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