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About John
John was elected to the Legislative Council in 1997. He served as Opposition Whip in the upper house from 2002 to 2018. From 2018 to 2020 he served as the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention before his election as President of the Legislative Council in September 2020.
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About Parliament
The Parliament of South Australia consists of the 47-seat House of Assembly (lower house) and the 22-seat Legislative Council (upper house). John currently serves as President of the Legislative Council, and is responsible for presiding over debate and maintaining order of the Chamber.
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The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

3 days 9 hours ago

Always good to join the Speaker of the House of Assembly Josh Teague & Parliament Research Library Director Dr John Weste in hosting visiting diplomats.

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

4 days 11 hours ago

yChange is a new Civics and Citizenship learning program, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, and created by the SA Commissioner for Children & Young People

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

6 days 7 hours ago

Yesterday in the Legislative Council I presided over an Assembly of Members, where members from both Houses of Parliament gathered to elect the Hon Robert

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC is with Darko Filko and Brooke Clark.

1 week 2 days ago

As club Patron, it was good to attend the Gawler Rangers Baseball Club Presentations for the 2020/21 season at Karbeethan Reserve, Evanston Gardens this afternoon.

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

1 week 2 days ago

Have had a long association with the Zonta Club of Gawler. This afternoon, Sheila & I were pleased to attend the club’s major fundraiser for


Contact John
Address: Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8237 9188
Email: john.dawkins@parliament.sa.gov.au