Working hard for South Australia

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

10 hours 24 minutes ago

A great privilege to participate in the annual SA Fire Fighters Memorial Service at the SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum in Naracoorte this morning. Thanks

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

14 hours 58 minutes ago

Today the flags on Parliament House are half-mast in mourning and in tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Here is Prince Philip

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC is with Sheila Dawkins and 3 others.

1 day 12 hours ago

Always good to attend the Karoonda Farm Fair & Show. Great weather today & a fabulous opportunity to catch up with people from across the

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

1 day 13 hours ago

This morning, as President, I received the resignation of Hon Mark Parnell after 15 years as a Member of the Legislative Council. I was pleased

The Hon. John Dawkins MLC

2 days 9 hours ago


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