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James Joseph “Jim” Carlton was born on May 13, 1935, in Sydney and born on December 25, 2015.
He was an Australian politician.
He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.
He started his political career at the Sydney University Liberal Club.
James later became the president, he succeeded Sir John Carrick as General Secretary of the NSW Liberal Party during the McMahon – Snedden – Fraser periods.
Jim Carlton was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 1977 election for the seat of Mackellar and was Minister for Health from May 1982 to the defeat of the Fraser Government in March 1983.
He has served on the Defence Sub-Committee of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade, and held a number of Shadow Ministry positions in Opposition, including Shadow Minister for Defence from 1989 to 1990.
Jim was also the Secretary General of the Australian Red Cross.
He has received the Red Cross Movement’s highest honour, which is the Henry Dunant Medal.
He was one of the founders of the Crossroads Group, along with John Hyde and Peter Shack.
They were influential in establishing the free-market or ‘dry’ cause in the Parliamentary wing of the Australian Liberal Party.
He served on the boards of the PNG Sustainable Development Program, the Australia New Zealand School of Government, a Senior Adviser with the Boston Consulting Group, and was a council member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Jim was known as a Professional Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne.
Jim was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
He resigned from Parliament in January 1994.
James Joseph “Jim” Carlton passed away at 80 yrs old.