Michael Atkinson

Michael John Atkinson is an Australian politician in the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. He is the 34th Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly for the Jay Weatherill government, serving since 5 February 2013. First elected to the House at the 1989 election, Atkinson is Father of the House.

Atkinson was the 46th Attorney-General of South Australia, Minister for Justice, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Multicultural Affairs in the Mike Rann Labor Government. A day after the 2010 election, he stepped down as Attorney-General and resigned from the Cabinet.

In 2002, Atkinson has represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Croydon since the seat’s creation, previously Spence from 1989 until the seat was abolished and replaced by Croydon in 2002.

Michael has been rewarded different awards and grants, these rewards include;

Recent Awards:

  • Winner with Murray Fulton and Boa Kim of the J.E. Hodgetts Prize for the best article published in Canadian Public Administration 2014.
  • President of the Canadian Political Science Association, 2012-2013.
  • The 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration, Province of Saskatchewan
  • Winner with Gerald Bierling of the McMenemy Prize for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science in 2005

Recent Research Funding:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). “Understanding Cost Efficiency in the public K-12 education system: a behavioural approach,” $73,657 2014-16 (with Haizhen Mou [principal investigator] and Jim Marshall.)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council, “Compensation of Public Sector Executives,” $104,000, 2010-13 (with Murray Fulton [principal investigator]).
Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson Prints

  1. Long Way Home Hand Signed & Numbered Art Print
  2. Pueblo Night II
  3. International and Great Northern – The Texas Railroad
  4. Long Way Home
  5. Decorative TILE Michael Atkinson Scouting Party Print
  6. Emerald Falls Limited Edition Hand Signed Lithograph
  7. Vintage Michael Atkinson Desert Americana Landscape Lithograph signed #123
  8. Inspiration Arches Artist’s Proof
  9. GORGEOUS Southwest Print
  10. Evening Vista I & II
  11. Serenity Signed Numbered Art Print, beautiful super detailed
  12. Pueblo Morn Michael Atkinson Lithograph-Matted Framed Print
  13. On Walden Artist’s Proof Diptych
  14. Devil’s Playground on Paper
  15. Amethyst Canyon
  16. Fulton Manor By Michael Atkinson
  17. Aspen Grove
  18. Tranquil Cove
  19. 2 Decorative Tiles Michael Atkinson long way home & the waterfall 7 3/4
  20. Rosetta Peak
  21. Starlight Canyon
  22. Glacial Lake
  23. Court of Honor
  24. Canyon Falls
  25. Day’s End
  26. Wilderness Gate
  27. VTG Michael Atkinson inspiration arches cowboy art signed lithi print sureal SW
  28. Michael Atkinson – Secluded Valley
  29. Walpi Michael Atkinson Lithograph Matted Framed Signed Numbered Southwest pueblo
  30. Waterfall1 & 2 Framed S/N in Pencil
  31. Ice Blue Limited Edition Framed Print SN/ 503/1250 COA.
  32. Autumn journey
  33. Aspen grove
  34. Ancestral Spring
  35. Cliff people
  36. Day’s end
  37. Secluded Valley
  38. Peaceful retreat 27″ X 20″
  39. The Quiltmaker 27×35 Framed 1984 Artexpo Texas Quilts
  40. A distant view
  41. Cliff People Signed Print 803/950 Affidavit of Authenticity
  42. To the River by Michael Atkinson 14x 17″ Matted Framed Print W/Glass
  43. Inspiration arches Signed & Numbered Ltd Edition Art Framed
  44. Evening Vista I & II, Signed and Numbered
  45. Grandda’s house
  46. Pueblo Sentinel
  47. Crystal cliff
  48. Aspen winter
  49. Ancient ways
  50. Starlight canyon
  51. Three sentinels
  52. Blue mesa
  53. Thunder Valley
  54. Monument Canyon
  55. Secluded Valley
  56. LE SN Print Porte Cochere Cowboy SW Art 85 Homestead
  57. Emerald lake
  58. VTG Michael Atkinson Santa Fe Weaver Print Pencil Signed Southwestern
  59. Secluded Valley Framed Signed & Numbered Limited Edition
  60. Pueblo pots
  61. Thunder Valley
  62. Canyon rider
  63. Rivers crossings
  64. In Search of mustangs
  65. Glacial lake
  66. Going home to mom
  67. Moonlit Canyon
  68. Canyon Rider Cowboy Horses