Jim Bacon

Australian Politician; Premier of Tasmania
Born May 15, 1950

James Alexander Bacon, AC was Premier of Tasmania from 1998 to 2004.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Bacon.


1950 Birth Bacon was born on 15 May 1950 in Melbourne; his father Frank, a doctor, died when Jim was twelve, leaving him to be raised by his mother Joan. … Read More


1973 23 Years Old Later Bacon married Honey Hogan, who had been a croupier and the public face of Australia's first casino: Wrest Point Hotel Casino when it opened in 1973. … Read More


1996 46 Years Old Having abandoned communism and joined the Australian Labor Party, Bacon was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly in 1996.
1997 47 Years Old He became leader of the Tasmanian Labor Party in 1997 and narrowly won the state election in 1998, defeating the Liberal Party government under Tony Rundle. … Read More


2002 52 Years Old His government was re-elected in 2002 in a landslide victory for his party.
2003 53 Years Old Bacon's time in office was said to have been hugely successful, for the state economy as a whole, for his popularity with the people of the state, and also for tourism with the introduction of two more Bass Strait ferries, and beginning a ferry run between Devonport and Sydney. (However, the Sydney service has since proven unsuccessful and was discontinued in 2006 due to the majority of New South Wales people not wanting to drive into the heart of Sydney.) He controversially appointed Richard Butler to the office Governor of Tasmania in 2003. … Read More
On Friday 13 February 2004, Bacon received the diagnosis that he was suffering from inoperable lung cancer.
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