Jim Bacon
Australian politician; Premier of Tasmania (1998%E2%80%932004)
Jim Bacon
James Alexander Bacon, AC was Premier of Tasmania from 1998 to 2004.
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Church events, week of Aug. 27 - Knoxville News Sentinel
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Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church: Jim Bacon leads new adult class based on International Bible lesson series, 10 am Sunday, Aug. 28, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Preschool and Parent's Day Out programs, weekdays. Info: Email preschool@beaverridgeumc.com
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Vive La France! - Bacon's Rebellion
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And, next time you are in a car wreck, the EMT might be a couple of minutes late thanks to McDonnell's cuts of emergency equipment. This may not go well with assorted Baconauts and Boomergeddons. But what does Jim Bacon know anyway?
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Corridor cleaning: Strings attached to 29 Bypass money - The Hook
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The conditions attached to the flood of money were first reported by Jim Bacon on his public policy website, Bacon's Rebellion. "I interpreted it as a new condition because I'd never heard it mentioned before," says Bacon. "I talked to Connaughton,
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Labor must stop letting unionists run the show - The Australian
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They were followed by Paul Keating, Bob Carr, Mike Rann, Steve Bracks, Peter Beattie, Jim Bacon, Clare Martin, Jon Stanhope and Geoff Gallop, who continued the tradition of balancing industrial democracy with social, economic and environmental reform
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Rodney's role: 'I am not a wheeler dealer' - The Hook
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He called up blogger Jim Bacon to let him know he didn't appreciate his August 10 Bacon's Rebellion story, "Gentleman's Agreement," that contends Thomas informally agreed to a side deal to limit stoplights, median crossings and driveways on Albemarle's
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Africa votes to send aid to England - Bacon's Rebellion
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Jim Bacon take note – Boomergeddon is overblown. America can continue to spend other people's money until we run out of other people's money. No matter. When we finally go full Monty (or full England) our friends in Africa will bail us out: ETHIOPIA
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Are People Fleeing High Taxes — or the Blue State Governance Model? - Bacon's Rebellion
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... and costs the county 10K. when most of your new growth is household with kids.. tax increases – property tax increases are inevitable. the people who move here often come from jurisdictions with higher taxes.. so Jim Bacon got that part right…
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Return of the Double Dip? - Bacon's Rebellion
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Jim Bacon's seminal Boomergeddon book predicted fiscal disaster for America unless America came quickly to its senses and repented its budget busting ways. He provided a timeline to doom which he recently revised in a blog post – here
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Chart of the Day: Tuition Inflation - Bacon's Rebellion
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Beyond Jim Bacon's lonely cries in the night I read few pointed critiques of the Liberalville we call higher education. I notice that Rick Perry has caused a real kerfuffle in Texas by challenging the institutes of higher learning to come up with a
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Editorial: Bleak party atmosphere - TheMercury.com.au
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It is a far cry from the optimistic days of former premier Jim Bacon. Senior Labor figures have aired their grievances in public, which is rare in a party renowned for tight discipline. Unions Tasmania secretary Kevin Harkins has threatened to stage a
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The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission's (ACCC) outgoing boss ... - Business Spectator
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As I once remarked to the late Jim Bacon, the former Tasmanian premier, there has been a cultural change within governments and within business that accepts that competition is good, that there are very few instances where the public interest is better
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Teen plans benefit concert - Williamsport Sun-Gazette
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Palmer-Bacon is the daughter of Robin Palmer and Jim Bacon and was selling tickets in front of the local Walmart Monday morning and afternoon, with two of her sisters, Jamie and Emma, both 9. Another sister, Jesse Palmer-Bacon, 21, has been helping
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Paradise Valley tackles parking issues at Camelback Mountain - Arizona Republic
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10, 2011 12:00 AM Paradise Valley Town Manager Jim Bacon said visitors to the prominent hiking spot have increased greatly over the past few years, with the town getting more complaints from residents about parking, congestion and littering
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Oscar Goodman answers questions from Sun readers - Las Vegas Sun
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Jim Bacon Answer: Because I got paid to drink gin, that's why. Question: To keep the dynasty going, will you run again for mayor after Carolyn's 12 years are complete? - Steve R. Answer: No chance. I'll be older than the Methusalah by then
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Evolving sectors gain attention at global forum - Healthcare Packaging
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Speakers at the event will include Chris Anderson, director, quality and regulatory affairs, Cardinal Health; Alan J. Davis, supply chain temperature control leader, Johnson & Johnson, Jim Bacon, senior director, global demand planning & customer
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ALP should lay off McKim: Brown - Sydney Morning Herald
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"I put this right back on the Labor Party - Dick Adams and Carol Brown - which has mismanaged the economy here under premiers (Paul) Lennon and (Jim) Bacon, and left us unnecessarily in this economic situation. "Nick McKim's stepped into this thankless
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Bacon, Hodgman square up - Tasmania Mercury
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Mr Hodgman opened by saying he was "starting to feel a little old" as he had previously sat opposite Mr Bacon's father and former premier Jim Bacon. Mr Bacon, 33, quickly fired a shot back saying "you look it" – a remark that set the tone of the
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AFL football divides the state - ABC Local
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The vision of former Tasmanian Premier Jim Bacon to make Launceston the home of all things AFL in Tasmania has been challenged, and questions over the long term viability of two venues have got footy fans talking. Javascript is currently no enabled on
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North Melbourne deal hurts Tasmania's AFL bid - The Roar
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It was evident last year when the idea of games in Hobart first game up and key figures in Launceston labelled it a “betrayal” of the vision of former premier Jim Bacon and were “astounded” the idea was even being considered. Now that the deal's done,
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North, south, fleeced, mess - Sydney Morning Herald
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The big end of Hobart has long resented that the north was made the state's AFL base by the government of the late Jim Bacon. It has coveted a piece of the action and finally achieved it. Hobart has thus emerged as a last oasis for a money-parched
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Bacon
    FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 53
    His appointment as a Companion of the Order of Australia was announced in June 2005 but made effective from 13 May 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The Order of Australia is not awarded posthumously, but Bacon had been nominated before his death. The Jim Bacon Foundation was established in his honour to "provide practical support and financial assistance to cancer patients and their families by making funds available to organisations that offer cancer treatment and palliative care services". The Foundation was absorbed into the Ricky Ponting Foundation in May 2013. The State Government will continue to fund the $30,000 Jim Bacon Memorial Scholarship at the University of Tasmania. Jim Bacon had four sisters: Jenny, Wendy, Janet and Mary. Bacon had a twenty-year partnership with Lynnette Francis, and they had two sons, Mark and Scott. Scott Bacon was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly at the 2010 state election.
    He was posthumously awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the University of Tasmania in August 2004.
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    After news that he had little time left, Bacon stood aside as Premier in March 2004, to spend whatever time was left to him with his family and friends.
    More Details Hide Details Paul Lennon, who had been Deputy Premier, succeeded Bacon to become Tasmania's 42nd Premier.
    On 23 February 2004, he subsequently announced that he would take a four-week leave of absence from his role of Premier so that he could explore treatment options.
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    On Friday 13 February 2004, Bacon received the diagnosis that he was suffering from inoperable lung cancer.
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  • 2003
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details One of the Bacon Government's most notable achievements was to wipe out a $1.6 billion state net debt in only six years. Other achievements included huge increases in tourist numbers, leading social policies, partnerships between state and local governments, turning Tasmanian Government entities, such as Hydro Tasmania, into profit-generating businesses (one of the election-winning strategies was to propose this as opposed to selling them), bringing two Australian Football League (AFL) clubs to play regular home and away matches in Tasmania (Hawthorn Football Club and St Kilda Football Club) and improving the general feeling of confidence in individuals and businesses within the state of Tasmania.
  • 2002
    Age 51
    His government was re-elected in 2002 in a landslide victory for his party.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first Labor majority since 1982.
  • 1996
    Age 45
    Having abandoned communism and joined the Australian Labor Party, Bacon was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly in 1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That marriage gave him a stepson, Shane.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at Scotch College and later studied politics at Monash University, but did not graduate. At Monash Bacon was a Maoist student leader. Bacon moved to Western Australia and, after going back on the job as a labourer, became an official of the Builders Labourers Federation, which then sent him to Tasmania as an organiser. He later became leader of the trade union movement as Secretary of the Tasmanian Trades & Labor Council.
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