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. Read More
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. Read More
The Hon. John Dawkins MLC
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Today is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is represented in various places within Parliament House, most notably by this portrait.