|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 March 1990 – 2 March 1996
|Preceded by||David Charles|
|Succeeded by||Greg Wilton|
|Born||7 August 1948|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Atkinson served in the Australian Army from 1968 to 1975, serving with the 8th Battalion Royal Australian Infantry in Singapore and Malaysia from 1968–69, and in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He was awarded the Vietnam Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.
From 1980 to 1988 Atkinson was a Councillor on the City of Mordialloc Council, including a stint as Mayor from 1985-86.
Atkinson was elected to represent the Division of Isaacs in Victoria in the 1990 federal election and re-elected in 1993. While in parliament he acted as Opposition Whip from 7 April 1993 to 26 May 1994. He lost the seat to Labor candidate Greg Wilton in the 1996 federal election, largely due to a redistribution that turned his already marginal seat into a notional Labor seat.
- "Biography for ATKINSON, Rodney Alexander". Parliament of Australia Parliamentary Library. 24 April 1997. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
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