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 "Jim" Short (born 7 December 1936) is an 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 was appointed Special Envoy to Cyprus in 2001.
- 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. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Ballarat
1975 – 1980
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