Anthony Lynham MP
- Minister for State Development
- Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
- Member for Stafford
Dr Anthony Lynham is the Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
Before entering Parliament as the Member for the Brisbane seat of Stafford in 2014, Dr Lynham worked as a maxillofacial surgeon. Dr Lynham is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine. Upon his election in July 2014, he served as the Shadow Minister for Education, Innovation, Science and Information Technology, Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries, and shadow spokesman for the public service assisting the leader.
Dr Lynham graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle and completed his maxillofacial surgery training in Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked most of his medical career at the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital and is part of a research team at Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Lynham also served in the Australian Army.
As a surgeon who continuously dealt with the aftermath of violence, including domestic violence, Dr Lynham is a passionate opponent of all forms of violence. Before entering Parliament, Dr Lynham was a prominent advocate of policies to minimise alcohol-fuelled violence. He is also a White Ribbon ambassador.
He entered Parliament to serve his local area of Stafford and because only the Australian Labor Party had evidence-based anti-violence policies.
Dr Lynham lives in the Grange with his wife Pam. They have four sons: a teacher, a paramedic, a police officer and a university student. His interests include sport and fishing.